Posts Tagged ‘social welfare’
The word ‘hunger’ seems out of place in affluent Hong Kong, but research shows many low-income households in the city struggle to get a decent diet. One study found that 40,000 people can’t afford to eat three meals a day.
The Hong Kong government is defining the debate over a universal pension as one of the elderly against the young. We asked elderly and young Hongkongers to weigh in.
Varsity treks to some of Hong Kong’s remote villages to talk to the few elderly villagers still living there and hears that one if their greatest concerns is the lack of convenient transport in the event of a medical emergency.
Patchy service in Hong Kong’s private elderly homes and the long waiting list for subsidised public homes are rooted in the lack of a comprehensive elderly care policy.