NGO 英語頻道:When neighbours become caregivers

【明報專訊】Living independently at home is what many seniors hope for. This, however, requires community care services, which are currently in serious shortage. With long waiting lists and little subsidisation from the government, it's often hard for seniors to access these services. That's why we support the Concerning Home Care Service Alliance (關注家居照顧服務大聯盟) in launching its "service matching" scheme, through which volunteers are recruited to accompany seniors to doctor's visits, clean, cook, etc. Each time, seniors will pay HK$5, and carers will receive a stipend (薪水).