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Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities

Programme goal /purpose  

  • Provide subsidy to the employers of person with disabilities for procurement of assistive devices and/or modification works, aims at facilitating employees with disabilities to discharge their duties at the workplace and enhancing their efficiency, increase their working opportunities.


Scope of service of Po Leung Kuk

  • To carry out territory-wide promotion of the SPED
  • To encourage employers to procure assistive devices and/or carry out workplace modifications, with a view to facilitating their employees with disabilities to discharge their duties and enhancing their work efficiency
  • To assist employers to apply for subsidies under the SPED
  • To conduct assessment on individual applications and prepare reports for consideration by the Assessment Committee
  • To enhance public understanding of the potentials and abilities of persons with disabilities.


Subsidy and scope of support  

  • A wide range of assistive devices and workplace modifications which caters for the special needs of employees with disabilities at the workplaces may be supported.
  • Examples include but are not limited to accessories or adaptive equipment for computer, optical magnifying device, hearing and assistive devices, Braille production/display, handrails, etc.
  • The subsidy is one-off in nature
  • The subsidy is basically capped at a maximum support level of $40,000 for each employee with disabilities

Special Provisions

  • Successful applicants are not allowed to sell, rent or transfer any of the items funded by the SPED to other organisations or individuals/ employees, unless with prior approval of Social Welfare Department.
  • Upon termination of the employment contract(s) with the employee(s) with disabilities concerned, successful applicants should make use of the subsidised items to benefit other employee(s) with disabilities.

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