Ageing Population: Building Sustainable Public-Private Partnership

Cross-sector Task Force on Elderly Services [2014-]

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An ongoing cross-sector working group on Hong Kong elderly services has been formed subsequent to the roundtable discussion convened by ZeShan Foundation in April 2014. The group comprises three task forces – on forum organization, policy and advocacy, and dementia respectively – and aims to follow up on suggestions raised in the roundtable discussion. 

In face of a fast ageing population in Hong Kong, the working group believes that an effective public-private partnership is required to mobilize the community and the government to work in concert. Only solid policy commitment coupled with innovative solutions can make Hong Kong an exemplar of quality elderly services for the region. 

In line with the group's goal of encouraging cross-sector collaboration, the 20-member group itself is formed by representatives of different sectors, such as grant-making foundations, the academia and service providers, so as to join forces and work in synergy towards the common goal of improving elderly services.



Task Force 1: Conference Organization
The first task force organized a two-day forum on building sustainable public-private partnership in elderly services, held in Hong Kong in mid-November 2015 ahead of Hong Kong’s Senior Citizens’ Day. The forum aimed to bring together private foundations, policy-makers, academics and service providers in a platform to develop private-public partnerships, as well as to share the art and science of creating sustainable partnerships through case studies.


Task Force 2: Policy & Advocacy
Convenor: Mr Patrick Cheung, Managing Director, The Jade Club

The second task force reviews elderly-related policies and advocates for greater cross-sector collaboration. The task force has met with Miss Annie Tam, JP, Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, and Dr. C. K. Law, Principal Investigator of the Consultant Team for the Elderly Commission’s Working Group on Elderly Services Program Plan (ESPP). In the meetings, members of the task force introduced the work and future plans of their respective organizations, discussed policy developments, and expressed views on the role and involvement of private foundations in the development of elderly services in Hong Kong.


Task Force 3: Dementia and Caregiver Support
Convenor: Ms Florence Ho, General Manager of the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing / Jockey Club CADENZA Hub

The third task force looks specifically at dementia and the policy and institutional support given to caregivers in Hong Kong. There are some 18,000 new cases of dementia every year in Hong Kong, and due to ageing population, the brain condition is expected to affect some 280,000, or 4% of the local population, by 2036.

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