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Charitable Fund

Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled

Background

According to the statistics conducted by the Census and Statistics Department, there are over 570 thousand persons with disabilities in Hong Kong. Of those persons with severe disabilities, some of them need constant care and are being looked after by their family members who are worn out by their round the clock caring responsibilities. Although some severely disabled persons have made applications for subvented residential care homes, the waiting time is long. To help these families, the Yan Chai Hospital Board set up the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled on 8 May 2011.

 

Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled

Aim

The Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled provides temporary financial assistance to the severely physically handicapped persons to meet their caring need so as to enhance their quality of life and to alleviate the long-term burden on their family.

 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for assistance, an applicant (severely physically handicapped person) must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Hong Kong residents;
  2. living alone or receiving insufficient support from co-habitants and in need of full-time care and attention; and
  3. having financial difficulty to meet their caring need; and
  4. on the waiting list of Hostel for Severely Physically Handicapped Persons; and
  5. not living in residential care home of any kind; and
  6. not a current recipient of the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund; and
  7. not receiving Care and Attention allowance under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme.

 

Scope of Assistance

The ambit of grant is to provide temporary financial assistance to the severely physically handicapped persons in meeting their caring need.

 

Application Period

Application accepted all year round

 

How to Apply

  1. Applicants may call the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled at 8100 7711 for more information.
  2. Application Form download | Notes on Application (Please install Acrobat Reader to read the Application Form and Notes on Application.)
  3. Application Forms are also available at the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled.
  4. All application cases must be made through social workers of Social Welfare Department or Non-governmental organization to the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled. Each applicant is required to submit the completed application form together with all necessary documents by post or by hand to the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled.

 

Make a Donation

Every dollar counts. All donation to the Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled will be used on relief work without a dollar used on the administrative expenses.

 

Contact Us

Tel 8100 7711
Fax 2412 0245
Address Yan Chai Caring Fund for Severely Disabled, Yan Chai Hospital Board, 10/F Block C, Yan Chai Hospital, 7-11 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories