"I only enjoy doing things that I love. Why would you keep annoying me? What do you want?” said by Man Ho.
Man Ho had always had problem with his emotion handling and behaviour control. When he lived with his parents, conflict with his father happened all the time and their relation was terrible.
Man Ho was re-assessed and diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 28. He was then referred to residential service for training on emotional management and interpersonal skills through group living.
During the initial stage of receiving service, Man Ho was still disturbed by the unpleasant childhood experience and poor relation with his father, and his emotion of discontent was on the verge of breaking out at any time. After different interventions, Man Ho gradually developed his sense of self identity, learned to manage his emotion and take up responsibility so as to rebuild a positive self-image. Meanwhile, through family visits and casework, Man Ho and his parents have found a better way for communication which leads to mutual understanding and improved relation. Now, they can chat in harmony when they meet.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association operates four self-financed hostels and one subvented supported hostel by Social Welfare Department in Tuen Mun, Fanling, and Shatin districts, namely Yi Yuet Hin, Yuet Wo House, MINDSET Place and Joyous Place (I & II), providing "recovery-oriented” community independent living support for people in recovery who are required low to medium level of care and support. With the support and respect from our professional team, family members, peers and the public, they are able to realize their full potentials and attain quality of living and personal well-being.
Self-financed and subvented supported hostels are staffed by a team of social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, health workers and wardens.
We are dedicated to delivering "Care for People” and "Recovery-oriented” services that enable people in recovery by:
- Providing quality open-style accommodation and facilities to enhance their quality of life
- Actively participating in the course of recovery and to build up their hopes towards recovery
- Further enhancing the ability on self-management and community living, and supporting them for employment so as to prepare for future independent living
- Promoting participation and peer support, developing ones strengths and abilities, and building up self- esteem
- Participating in different programs that enrich well-being and build up holistic healthy lifestyle of the individual
In an attempt to meet the diversified residential needs for people in recovery of mental illness, we established our first self-financed supported hostel – Jockey Club New Life Hostel at Kennedy Road in 1998 to provide accommodations for them at an affordable price, with counseling services and living and social skills training so as to enhance their independent living ability.
Yuet Wo House at Tuen Mun commenced its operation since July 2005, providing a long-term accommodation option for people discharged from Halfway Houses to receive continuous minimal care and support. Yuet Wo House provides single rooms, family rooms and shared rooms for choice and can accommodate 22 residents.
Yi Yuet Hin offers residential services to those who have already received basic community living skills training but not yet able to live independently. The Hostel has commenced its operation since September 2005. Yi Yuet Hin is consisting of 3 blocks of two-storey building located in Greenery Villa, Tuen Mun and provides 17 rooms, including single rooms, double rooms and shared rooms to accommodate 35 residents.
Joyous Place is located at Shatin and commences its service since 2013. Joyous Place is divided into two sections: self-financed and subvented services, which provide single rooms, double rooms and shared rooms, in total 92 residential placements.
MINDSET Place is a supported hostel financed by MINDSET, which is located in a 5-storey residential building in Fanling. It provides totally 38 residential placements.
Through diversified approaches and multiple interventions, we engage people in recovery in:
- Person-centred Care Planning to encourage active participation in their own recovery journey
- Self-management in health care and training that enhances personal awareness and ability in managing mental and physical health
- Independent living skills training to strengthen self-care, community living and coping ability
- Vocational counselling and referral / day training that provide vocational rehabilitation and work support
- Family work to facilitate family communication and relationship and strengthen family support
- Youth work that enhances self-identity, growth and development of young PIRs via multiple and interactive programs and activities
- Peer support that encourages sharing of lived experience, enhances mutual support and positive in the journey of recovery
- Volunteer training and social inclusive programs to encourage participation and community integration
- Social and recreational activities and multi-arts programs to develop personal interest and strengths, well-being and holistic lifestyle
- Respite service that provides temporary residential service for the people in recovery living in the community (only provided by Joyous Place Supported Hostel)
We are designed for people in recovery with basic self-care and community living ability. To be eligible for admission, an applicant should be:
- Aged 15 or above
- Stable physical and mental conditions
- No close supervision on medication and nursing care are required
- No recent history of aggressive, substance abuse or anti-social behavior
- Moderate/Severe mentally handicapped are not admitted
- Require low to medium level of care
Application and Exit of Service
- For subvented supported hostel, applicants may approach doctors or social workers for referral. Referrals are made through the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services operated by the Social Welfare Department.
- For self-financed hostels, applicants may approach social workers or case managers for referral and interview. Applicants will be assessed according to our internal assessment procedures of the self-financed hostel service.
- Successful applicants will be admitted to the suitable supported hostel. Case workers will meet users and their families regularly to discuss their progress and devise a discharge plan for them according to their needs.
- Applicants of Supported Hostel are required to pay fee charges stipulated by the Social Welfare Department and other charges specified by the hostels. Those with financial difficulties can apply for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance
- Self-financing hostels operate in a self-financing mode, applicants of Self-financed Hostels are required to pay fee charges and other miscellaneous fees specified by the hostels. The hostel fees and miscellaneous fees will be adjusted according to the financial situation of the hostels.
25 A Kung Kok Street, Ma On Shan, Shatin, New Territories
2 Luen Cheong Street, Fanling, New Territories
|Yi Yuet Hin
Block1 2A & 2B, Greenery Villa, 8 Tsing Lun Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
|Yuet Wo House
7 San Fuk Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
Self-financed / Subvented Supported Hostels have been issued with License under the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Ordinance.