Encourage Residents’ Participation
Advocate Self-help & Mutual Support
In the 1960s, there were quite a number of people living in poverty who struggled in order to survive in Hong Kong. In the said period, about 0.75 million of people lived in squatter area, temporary housing area, cottage area, boat shed, people affected by the five-year redevelopment plan of Mark III to Mark VI public housing estates and those transient communities with very inadequate or non-existent welfare services. The “Neighbourhood Level Community Development Project” introduced by the government in the 1970s started to subsidise non-government organisations (NGOs) to encourage residents’ participation in these deprived areas. With a better use of resources inside and outside the community, self-help and mutual support are promoted to improve the living environment and quality of life of the residents. Apart from the “Neighbourhood Level Community Development Project”, our Council is committed to developing other community development services such as the “Social Service Team in Buildings Department”.