Neighbourhood Elderly Care Project (「護老街坊」鄰舍支援計劃)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (香港家庭福利會)
Type of Implementer(s): 
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
II-4 (Training of care providers and health professionals)
III-1 (Housing and the living environment)
III-2 (Care and support for caregivers)
Description: 

This is a two-year, time-bound project (July 2011 - June 2013). It aims to support elderly living in the community by training neighbours to offer volunteer home-based care to the nearby elderly and to build human capital to serve the community. The trained volunteers would provide home support service to the matched elders, including meal delivery or preparation, house cleaning, escort, purchase and delivery of daily necessities and house sitting.