Community Rehabilitation Network (CRN) was founded in 1994. Supported by the Social Welfare Department, they currently have six centers to provide community-based rehabilitation service for people with chronic illness and their family members.
The CRN provide services through its two divisions, which are “Community Rehabilitation Services” and “Patients’ Mutual Help Development.” The former division is responsible for providing rehabilitation courses, seminars and therapeutic groups for people with chronic illness and their relatives. The latter division is responsible for supporting self help groups, organizations and promoting community education.
They have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including social workers, registered nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They liaise with other professionals such as doctors, dietitians, pharmacists, clinical psychologists to provide voluntary social and psychological support for people with chronic illness and their family members or care-givers.
Sources: The Hong Kong Society for Rehailitation http://www.rehabsociety.org.hk