CORE SERVICES

Residential Services

Support Services & Projects Program

 

Halfway House Day Training Program

Service Target

  • People in recovery of mental illness who are recently admitted to halfway houses and have not yet received any vocational rehabilitation training.

 

Service Aim

  • Providing pre-vocational training for service users through participating different work tasks and therapeutic group to build up their work motivation, work habits and work skills so as to prepare them to engage in different occupations and to work independently in open or supported employment.
  • Meanwhile, by participating pre-vocational training, personalized interventions and different activities would be given to service users to enhance their work-related social skills and develop a healthy and work-life balanced lifestyle.

 

Service Approach

  • Day Training Program (DP) provides different work tasks for systematic work training, ranging from cleansing, handicraft, horticulture, retail service, material import and clerical work, in order to enhance service user’s engagement and develop personal strengths. Besides, all work tasks have at least 2 gradations designed for service users of different motivation and potential, so as to promote optimal level of participation.
  • To uphold the principle of recovery model and work-life balance, DP also developed different program policies and schemes with regards to the Association development and service needs to nurture a better recovery and well-being environment for service user to take part in.
  • For example, "Trainee Rewarding Scheme” and "Trainee Forum” are developed according to the Recovery-Oriented Quality Assurance guideline of the Association, to reward service users showed higher level of assertiveness and participation.
  • DP also has schemes like "Customized Work Task” and "Trainee Music Station”, to flexibly modify our training task and environment to welcome service users with different aptitudes and interests respectively.

 

Service Content

    Followings are different job tasks in Day Training Program (DP):


    Customized Work Task:

    An individually designed training task formulated by Occupational Therapist of DP according to service user’s unique aptitudes and special needs. Different interests and activities could be transformed into training then replace the regular DP systematic training.

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    Cleansing:

    A generic iADL training in DP. Trainee would receive a series of basic household cleansing tutorial and learn knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health. This training also aims at enhance preparing service users to live independently and work in cleansing job.

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    Handicraft:

    A conventional training in DP. Trainees can participate in different kinds of handicraft making group according to their interest, ability and strength. All products and art piece will be utilized in hostel co-design scheme or packed into gifts for visitors in order to promote self-efficacy and give meaningful to this occupation.

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    Horticulture:

    Training gardens are set up at the rooftop of some halfway houses. Seasonal plants would be cultivated for craft-making, decorating and harvest-sharing. The garden can be used for exertional training, mindfulness and transcendental wellbeing groups. It also enhances trainee’s sense of belonging and motivation of co-production.

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    Retail Service:

    Teaching trainees to operate and manage the hostel retail store independently. This training involves tasks like goods delivery, selling, basic accounting and tally calculation, which allows service users to prepare themselves for working in retail industry.

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    Purchase and management:

    This task is designed for service users preferred to work with objects and materials. This task greatly trains up the work independence of trainee since it demands trainee to check the amount of materials and products systematically and purchase materials from community venders independently.

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    Clerical Work:

    This training aims to provide related training tasks such as document processing, filing, statistics, accounting for trainee who would like to apply office work. Some may also receive basic computer skills training. Through simulated clerical training, we can also access and train up trainee’s meta-cognitive ability in processing and documenting information.

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    Other Activities in Day Training Program:

    Different kinds of activities are provided to service users to improve their understanding to services, facilitate their formulation of career plan, and enhance their social wellbeing.


    Vocational Rehab Service and Onsite Orientation

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    ERB service talk and centre visit
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    Festival and seasonal activities

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    Sports and outing activities

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      Young Adult Education & Support Services

      Service Introduction

      Young Adult Education & Support Services (YES) is a special designed service which aims at meeting the needs of the young PIRs of the Association especially those in residential services. We encourage the young adults to strengthen their self-identity, establish positive values and attitudes as well as interpersonal relationship through diversified intervention and youth-oriented activities, so as to build up a holistic and healthy life.

      Our Aims

      YES aims at cultivating our young PIRs of their personal strengths and personality, promoting community participation and building up self-confidence, successful experiences and peer support networks so as to achieve self-directed recovery.

       

      Service Approach

      YES provides a wide range of activities and group to cater for the developmental needs and characteristics of young adults. They are grouped under 4 series of program modules, namely ‘Interactive Module”, ‘Adventure Based Activities’, ‘Sports’ and ‘Experiential Activities’. Each series includes different forms of experiential / developmental groups and activities, such as personal growth groups, social and occupational skills training, outdoor and adventure activities, sports training, WRAP groups and community experiential activities, etc.

      Interactive Modules is a series of young-style packaging interactive courses. It provides an opportunity for in-depth discussions and sharing with young adults on topics like social relationship and work etc., allow time for reflection of the past experience and brainstorm future plan.

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      Sports and exercise training

      Through sports and exercise training, YES aims at strengthening the willpower and team spirit of young adults in pursuing their goals. In the process, they show support to each other.

      image ‘3 on 3 Basketball Competition’ provides young PIRs with the opportunity to show their talent and work as a team

      Adventure Based Activities

      We organize different kinds of adventure based activities with the theme of "Challenge myself, breakthrough convention” so as to create successful experience for the participants, through which they have better grasp of their strengths and talents.

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      Experiential activities

      Young PIRs brave through the challenges of experiential activities. In the process, they learn problem solving, respect and accept differences among people, and care about others.

      imageCommunity indoor war game experiential activity.

      "Many people say it is not an easy task of outdoor camping, however, I don’t think so. I enjoy very much to get closer to the nature.” Said by Mickey.

      Mickey recalled that it’s so touching when he shared his stories and feelings in the campfire and gained support from others. Also, everyone was so united and helpful in preparing dinner. Some people went to get water and some were cooking. Despite the food was not particularly tasty, the process and feeling of togetherness, contributing and supporting each other was an unforgettable experience.

       

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      Volunteer Work of Residential Services

      Service Introduction

      A 3-year volunteer service development project "WE Care” was initiated by Residential Services in April 2013. Our volunteer team is very honoured to have the valuable support from the Hong Kong Police Force and other corporate partners to participate with our people in recovery of mental illness (PIR) in volunteer training and services organized by "WE Care” so as to achieve the ultimate goal of social inclusion and equal participation.

       

      Our Aims

      To advocate the spirit of volunteerism as a new attitude of life and mobilize our PIR to provide care for the deprived such as homebound elderly and physically disabled people.

       

      Our Services

      Caring @ Volunteer program

      Visit to the Homebound Elderly started since 2013. Most of elderlies are suffering from chronic diseases; some are even lacking basic necessities. Our volunteers provide simple health check such as Body Mass Index, Fat Ratio and Blood Pressure, home cleaning service, and organize festive activities. A trustful relationship has been built between volunteers and the elderly while our volunteers are dedicated to improve the elderly’s wellness and cater for their social needs. A volunteer leader said: "We may not be able to change their lives, but we can help light them up with love and care”.

      Health Promotion Day for Elderly is launched in the community to bring across the message of health through interactive activities. Awareness on health of elderly is also enhanced by introducing aerobic exercises and inviting medical professionals to give health talk.

      Mobility Voluntourism provides companion to the Rehabus passengers and assists them in transportation and sight-seeing in Hong Kong.

       

      Learning @ Volunteer

      Volunteers are recruited through "WE Care Training Program” from residential units, corporate organizations and the Hong Kong Police Force to spread the message of "serve one another” in the community. A series of trainings on knowledge and skills in basic health check, use of wheelchair and volunteerism are provided to equip them to be a 'WE Care volunteer'. They will participate in our volunteer programs to care for and promote the health of the elderly and people with physical disabilities in different districts.

      "WE Care Leadership Program” strengthens the leadership skills of volunteers with potential. This program also allows our PIR to understand their strengths and talents. They will be invited to put their ideas of care and concern into actions by planning and organizing volunteer services in the local community and at the same time put the recovery concepts into practice.

       

      Greening @ Volunteer

      Go-green programs include gardening in residential units and outdoor field programs such as clean-up of the beach and country park, and tree-planting to allow the volunteers to contribute to environmental protection and experience the nature.

       

      Rejoicing @ Volunteer

      Volunteer Award Presentation Ceremony cum Annual Gathering is an annual signature event of WE Care Volunteer Team. Service awards will be given to 3 participating units and 3 individual volunteers with highest service hours to recognize their contribution and keep the momentum going.

      Learning @ Volunteer - training provided to Hong Kong Police Force on the spirit of voluntarism of New Life and principles of recovery

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      Caring @ Volunteer program - Hong Kong Police Force visited New Life Building Long Stay Care Home and distributed lucky bags to the service users.

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      Rejoicing @ Volunteer - The Annual Volunteer Award Presentation Ceremony cum Fun Day is a remarkable occasion for the WE Care Volunteers. Awards are given to the outstanding volunteers to express our appreciation of their contributions.

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      Caring @ Volunteer program – Over 80 WE Care volunteers helped conveying health message to the elderly in the community.

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      Caring @ Volunteer program - Basic health check such as blood pressure and BMI measurement was provided in the Elderly Health Promotion Day.

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      Greening @ Volunteer - A snapshot of clean-up the seashore at Tai O

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      Caring @ Volunteer program – WE Care volunteer as a companion for the physically disabled in local tour

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      Learning @ Volunteer – Training on the use of wheelchair and understanding of physical disability by Occupational Therapist

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      Learning @ Volunteer – "WE Care Leadership Program” facilitates the potential leader’s personal breakthrough to attain a higher level of volunteer mission.

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Scope of Services

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