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Phase 2 mental health scheme set

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding support for the implementation of mental health projects under the second phase of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme.   Non-governmental organisations receiving recurrent subvention from the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Council of Social Service agency members and tertiary institutions registered under the laws of Hong Kong may submit proposals to the Advisory Committee on Mental Health by August 3 for funding support.   Priority will be accorded to projects that fall into one of the five specified service areas: support for carers, support for children and adolescents with special educational needs, strengthening of family relationship, support for the elderly with mental health needs, and support for bereavement and grief management.   The application assessment will be based on the proposal submitted, taking into account the project’s strength, impact, design and feasibility as well as the applicant org

JoyYou Card service centres to open

Four temporary service centres will be set up on January 3, 2022, to assist eligible people aged 60 to 64 to apply for the JoyYou Card, the Government announced today.   The card is also open for application for people reaching the age of 60 within three months.   The JoyYou Card is a personalised Octopus card tailor-made for the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly & Eligible Persons with Disabilities.   People aged 60 to 64 must use the card to enjoy the $2 concessionary fare from February 27, 2022. So far about 516,600 applications have been received, representing about 85% of the population born between 1957 and 1961.   Eligible people who have yet to apply should submit their applications via the Octopus App before January 31.   The four temporary JoyYou Card Application Service Centres, set up by Octopus Cards Ltd, will start service from January 3 to help eligible people to submit applications or supplementary information.   The centres are located at room 3030, 30/F of Revenue Tower in Wan Chai, unit 1917-1918, 19/F of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok, conference room, 2/F of Hin Keng Neighbourhood Community Centre in Tai Wai and unit 401B, 4/F of Tin Ching Amenity & Community Building in Tin Shui Wai.   The centres will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
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