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Everyday we face different challenges and many may give in to these difficulties. Christian Action began helping the youth and the marginalized community in 2001. We believe that everyone can play an important role in society, as long as we accept one another and assist where we can. Listed below are our various services.

Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance

1. Objectives:

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has commissioned non-governmental organizations as Operating Agencies to assist in the implementation of the Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (IEAPS). The aim of IEAPS is to provide a one-stop integrated employment assistance services on family basis, to encourage and assist the unemployed able-bodied Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) applicants/recipients aged 15 to 59 and single parents and child carers on CSSA with their youngest child aged 12 to 14 (service recipients) to help them overcome work barriers, enhance employability and seek paid employment to become self-reliant.

2. Targets:

Able-bodied CSSA applicants/recipients aged 15 to 59 who are:
(1) unemployed or with monthly working hours or earnings less than the prescribed level set by the SWD; and
(2) single parents and child carers with their youngest child aged 12 to 14.

3. Serving boundary :

Kwun Tong District and Sheung Shui District

4. Content:

Operating agencies will provide service recipients with personalised employment assistance services as follows;

  • To provide unemployed CSSA applicants and single parents and child carers on CSSA with their youngest child aged 12 to 14 with employment assistance services, including labour market information, regular interviews to help them develop action plans to find employment, arranging job matching, etc.;

  • To strengthen support for the aforesaid service recipients through social work service;

  • To assess the needs of the aforesaid service recipients and provide them with tailor-made and focused employment assistance services; and

  • To provide information on child care to single parents and child carers on CSSA whose youngest child is aged 12 to 14.

 

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