Hong Kong under COVID-19: Roles of community development service

Ava Lau, Yu Cheung Chan, Kwok Kin Fung, Suet Lin Hung*, Juxiong Feng

*Corresponding author for this work

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This short article presents the plight of grassroots under the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been in the third wave from mid-July 2020. Like in many other places, the outbreak has caused economic downturn, and intensified stress about health and rising unemployment. The disadvantaged groups are suffering the most, which shows the problem of social inequality in the community. The roles of community social work in Hong Kong are highlighted to show how social workers can contribute to crisis management and empowerment of the deprived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
Early online date15 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Community participation
  • coronavirus
  • crisis intervention
  • Hong Kong
  • social support


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