The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) 2018 Corporate Video (Essence version)

established in 1947 the Hong Kong Council of social service became a statutory body in 1951 having more than 460 agency members for the past 70 years HK CSS has been dedicated with professionalism and a clear vision to building a just caring and inclusive society HK CSS has a diverse scope of work targeting different stakeholders and social issues besides promoting the development of welfare services we also foster the culture of corporate responsibility and charity donation advocate social development and innovation and enhance the corporate governance of social service organizations HK CSS continuously motivates the social and welfare sectors to provide quality services to cater for different underprivileged communities in recent years it has put more emphasis on preparing for Hong Kong's aging population through encouraging the use of jaren technology HK CSS helps enhance both the elderlies and the carers quality of life the poverty issue has been its top concern HK CSS has conducted in-depth studies and contributed to the government setting up of the Commission on poverty and establishing the poverty line housing is a prevalent issue among the poor thousands are living in undesirable conditions HK CSS leads the community housing movement which combines social service with housing needs the scheme enables the underprivileged to rent properties at affordable prices to help improve their living standards meanwhile we also encourage social innovation and support social enterprises we are co-founder of the government's social innovation and entrepreneurship Development Fund which has already empowered many innovative projects to effectively roll out different tasks we need to build a highly efficient social welfare sector that meets the needs of the times the council has established the NGO governance platform providing practical support to enhance different organizations governance capabilities as organisations joining HK CSS in recent years are mostly small and medium sized our project star can offer them intimate support for the long-term development a sustainable society needs everyone's effort HK CSS is dedicated to promoting collaboration between the government the business sector and NGOs caring companies scheme is one such programs more than 3400 enterprises and organizations have now joined in to collectively create social capital HK CSS has been keeping up with the changes in the times we encourage social service organizations different sectors in society the government and international societies to build strategic partnerships and jointly create a caring community in Hong Kong

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