Care Teams in Southern District officially launched today (with photos/video)

     The District Services and Community Care Teams (Care Teams) in the Southern District were officially launched today (April 30). The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, and the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, officiated at the pledging ceremony. Led by the District Officer (Southern), Mr Francis Cheng, and the respective captains, Care Teams of the 17 sub-districts of the Southern District will strive to provide a wide range of supporting services to residents in the Southern District.

     Speaking at the pledging ceremony, Mr Chan said the Care Teams have pulled together all sectors including young people, women and professionals, as well as district organisations and groups, to strengthen community support; build relationships with residents; and act as a bridge between the Government and citizens. The Care Teams will express their care for those in need and offer assistance to them and disseminate important messages to residents, with a view to addressing the pressing needs of people. Mr Chan hopes that the community will continue to make a concerted effort for the betterment of people's lives.

     Addressing the ceremony, Miss Mak said the Care Teams in the Southern District leverage the connections between the Government, the business sector and the community, as well as power of love of both the motherland and Hong Kong. They work together to help residents solve problems and provide a wide variety of supporting services. The team of the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau will continue to live up to the spirit of serving the community to address residents' concerns, such that the Government's work fulfils people's wishes.

     Other officiating guests included the Permanent Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Ms Shirley Lam; the Director of Home Affairs, Mrs Alice Cheung; and the Director-General of the Hong Kong Island Sub-office of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Xue Hui-jun.
     Mr Chan and Miss Mak visited two elderly households living in Shek Pai Wan Estate in Aberdeen before the pledging ceremony. They distributed health and anti-deception messages to the elderly, and an accompanying volunteer from the Care Team also provided a simple health check for the elderly. The visit fully displayed the spirit of care and support.

     After the pledging ceremony, the Care Teams of the 17 sub-districts of the Southern District set up street booths in respective sub-districts to provide service information of the Care Teams to residents. Upholding the spirit to serve the community with heart, the Care Teams in the Southern District will strive to provide caring services and organise various activities to residents and people in need in the District. 

Ends/Sunday, April 30, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:12