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Government engages public in defining scope of new Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan
     The Labour and Welfare Bureau today (March 12) launched the first stage public consultation exercise to seek views from members of the public on the formulation of a new Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan (RPP).

     The RPP sets out the strategic directions as well as the short, medium and long-term measures to address the various service needs of persons with disabilities, which include residential and day care, community support, employment, barrier-free facilities, transport, healthcare, education, sports and arts. The RPP was last reviewed and updated in 2007. The Chief Executive announced in the Policy Address last year that the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC) would be tasked with formulating the new RPP. The RAC set up a working group to take forward the task and commissioned Hong Kong Polytechnic University to provide consultancy service.

     A spokesman for the Labour and Welfare Bureau said, "The Government attaches great importance to the views of persons with disabilities, their family members and carers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders. The RAC will organise four public consultation sessions to collect views from the public for defining the scope of the new RPP."

     The public consultation period of the scoping stage, which commences today, will last until May 4. Members of the public are invited to express their views. Please visit the consulting team's website (www.rs.polyu.edu.hk/rpp) for details of the public consultation sessions and registration arrangements, as well as methods for submitting views. The consultation document can also be downloaded from the website. Members of the public who have any views or enquiries may send emails to the consulting team (rs.rpp@polyu.edu.hk).
Ends/Monday, March 12, 2018
Issued at HKT 14:30
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