At the beginning of the year, through referrals from partnering social workers, we paid two visits to Mr. Wong, who lives in Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun. We enjoy our home visits so we can get to know the people we serve, before delivering our home services. Our first chat with Mr. Wong was to fully understand the current problems he faces in regards to his living environment and to identify areas where licensed contractors and our volunteers could come in and renovate. Mr. Wong’s current public housing unit consists of a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen. Upon entering, there are visible signs of paint peeling off the wall near his bed, and the crumbling plaster that falls onto his bed and floor. There are similar circumstances in his bathroom, with stains and patches on his ceiling, which severely impact Mr. Wong’s quality of living. After our visit, we quickly arranged a date for renovations. At the end of January and with the help of our volunteers, we used an entire day to renovate his home, scraping off old paint from the walls and ceilings, repainting a new coat and cleaning Mr. Wong’s flat. “The wall here was very patchy before, with layers of uneven paint and plaster flaking off. However, it looks very nice now after the renovations. My wish for the new year is to have a clean, tidy and uncluttered space!” Mr. Wong happily said, after seeing his living area become shiny white and clean again.

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