Shenzhen to build facilities for its disabled residents
Shenzhen is building a foster care center for the disabled, families then can arrange for their disabled relatives to live or stay at the center on a permanent or day to day basis. The foster care center is part of Shenzhen’s plan to improve public services for the disabled.
Shenzhen don’t have enough public service facilities for their disabled, while other cities are in rapid process in developing these type of services for their disabled which also includes rehabilitation and employment training. Public services for the disabled also failed to keep up with the economic progress of the city. Shenzhen will create a social security system to grant monthly subsidy to low income families with disabled members. People with severe disabilities is eligible for government support. The city government will also fund preschool education for any disabled children.
Aside from the foster care center, Shenzhen will also build employment training center, a school for the disabled and mental health center. Two sports training center will be built to prepare a team for the London Paralympics in 2012.