Easier for needy residents in South West district to seek help under pilot programme
Needy residents of the South West district will find it easier and more convenient to tap social assistance services through their Community Development Council (CDC).
The CDC is trying out a South West Satellite Assistance (SWSA) programme for one year to deliver resident-centric assistance.
Its officers will be stationed at community clubs in the 18 constituencies in the district to help run weekly satellite assistance services.
Currently, social assistance staff from the CDC make house visits and interview residents who have difficulty getting around, such as the disabled and frail elderly, as well as those who for various reasons are unable to go the CDC's Service Centre.
The South West CDC will also set up job kiosks at the CCs to offer job seekers information on job openings, training and recruitment events.
They can also receive this information via SMS on their mobile phones.
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