To tackle the existing housing shortage and the growing demand of housing in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong SAR Government continues to build and supply more public housing. One of the projects is the Anderson Road Public Housing Development Project. The development is divided into North and South zones, i.e. On Tat Estate and On Tai Estate. Upon completion, the two estates which comprising 22 domestic blocks will provide about 18,000 public rental housing units to accommodate about 48,500 residents in Kowloon East.
Social service is inevitably one of the crucial components to support this large population settle in the new community. In view of this, our project Jockey Club Anderson Community Support Network which funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aims at building a caring community and promoting the spirit of neighborhood support. It also helps to identify and providing support to families in needs.
This is a three-year project, Hong Kong Christian Service will take up the role of planning, implementation, and coordinating, with an aim to enhance and facilitate cross-sector collaboration to develop a better community network among the residents.
- Strengthen the neighborhood relationship and cultivate a sense of community belonging among residents.
- Identifying and mobilizing the strengths and capacities of individuals for community building, in particular, young people.
- To assist needy residents and their families to overcome their difficulties in the new living environment.
- Positive Youth Development Approach
- Strengths-based Community Approach
- Cross-sector Collaboration
Strategies and Content
- Network Weaving - Relationship Building
Community networks can be formed over time by the daily interactions among the residents. It can also be formed by planned and systematic strategies. We believe that social activities can break down estrangement and misunderstanding, as well as providing a platform for residents from different age range and background to interact with each other. Social workers can strengthen the neighborhood relationship, cultivate a positive and harmonious atmosphere in the community via a series of mass programs:
- Thematic Carnivals
- Community Food Festival
- Anderson Sunday Market
- Community Thematic Talks
We place emphasis on discovering what strengths and assets are available in the residents as well as the community. Connectors are ordinary residents (both youths and adults) with skills, talents, expertise, knowledge, experience and willing to help and work with each other to reach out to the wider community, link residents up with the community that can make extension and valuable contribution to the community. Connectors can be identified through social workers’ daily interaction with residents, street booths, home visits and community programs or group sessions.
- Anderson Street Booths
- Block Gathering
- Individual Capacity Mapping & Resident Capacity Inventory
- Non-Engaged Youth Support Service
Once individuals who are passionate about the community and coming together on their own strengths, four support networks will be established in order to see and match what they can offer to others as well as the community. Certain networks are working to create opportunities for adults to engage in partnership with youth. Integrating youth with adults as mentors and guides will enable them to build the leadership skills and personal characteristics necessary for their future adult involvement.
- Household Equipment & Information Technology Support Network
- Caring Ambassador Network
- Healthy Ambassador Network
- Neighborhood Daily Support Network
The annually Anderson Festival recognizes and rewards those who have contributed to the community and celebrate the accomplishments everyone and collaborators have throughout the year.
- Recognize community’s strengths and assets
- Prize giving ceremony to recognize the volunteers
- Exhibition of the programmes under the Anderson Community Support Network
- Variety show which provides a platform for the residents to perform
Residents and local communities in the Anderson Road Public Housing Project
Children and youth, parents, elderly, members of the community & corporates
1 October, 2016 to 30 September, 2019 (Three Years)
- 2/F., Lee Hong House, Shun Lee Estate, Kwun Tong, Kowloon (Temporary)
- 2749 9633
- 2790 8955
|10:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|2:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
* Close on Public Holiday