Home Safety Project (老有家居好帮手长者生活家居改善计划)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
The Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & Squina "Loving Heart" Volunteer Team
Type of Implementer(s): 
Academic Institution
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
III-1 (Housing and the living environment)
Description: 

The Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Squina "Loving Heart" Volunteer Team jointly conduct a "Home Safety Project" for five years (2010-2015) to improve the living standard of the elderly. The project will provide home environment assessments and improvements (e.g. small-scale home renovation works) for home-owners who are above 60 years of age, living in dilapidated homes with poor fittings. Two hundred such homes of elderly associated with the Po Leung Kuk Elderly Center are the target beneficiaries.