LegCo Members visit homeless people (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     Legislative Council (LegCo) Members visited homeless people in Sham Shui Po last night (May 15) to follow up on issues relating to the provision of assistance for them.
     Accompanied by the Assistant Director (Family and Child Welfare) of the Social Welfare Department, Ms ‍Pang ‍Kit-ling, Members visited homeless people at the Tung Chau Street Park to better understand their living conditions. Members then met with the homeless people at the hostel and day centre operated by the Society for Community Organization to learn more about their accommodation needs and inadequate supply of subvented hostel places.
     The deputation urged the Government to increase the supply of subvented hostel places and build transitional housing for homeless people.
     Members who participated in the visit were Mr ‍Chu ‍Hoi-dick (Convenor), Mr Leung Yiu-chung, Dr ‍‍Fernando Cheung, Dr Cheng Chung-tai and Mr Kwong Chun-yu.

Ends/Thursday, May 16, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:40