services aim to help persons with
disabilities (PWD) participate in full and enjoy equal opportunities
terms of their social life and personal growth, by assisting them in
developing their physical, mental and social capabilities to the
fullest possible extent and by promoting their integration into the
has been taking a significant role in the development of local
Among the various departments or authorities, the Social Welfare
Department has endeavoured to plan and finance, through the
non-governmental organisations, various rehabilitation services to
facilitate PWD to develop their potential and
contribution to society.
Meanwhile, non-governmental rehabilitation services organisations, the Hong
Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities as well as those
self-help groups mushroomed in the early 1990s for PWD,
the chronically ill and parents are also the indispensable
service providers or enablers.
In the recent years, private
organisations and groups in business sector actively take part in the
delivery of rehabilitation services to echo cross-sectoral
collaboration in providing a barrier-free environment and diversified
services for PWD so as to facilitate their
integration into the community.