It has been learned from the Guangzhou municipal civil affairs bureau that the Guangzhou civil affairs bureau and finance bureau have jointly revised and implemented the Measures for Funding Private Social Service Organisations, raising substantially the subsidy standards for such organisations.
To support the development of private social service organisations, the Measures provide for different subsidies for the operation of non-profit-making and profit-making organisations based on the nature of their services registered.
For non-profit-making private social service organisations providing residential places for the elderly and disabled with local household registration with their care services rated as special grade and grade 1, the monthly subsidy per person will be raised from Rmb100 to Rmb300, while that for grade 2 services from Rmb80 to Rmb200 and grade 3 services from Rmb60 to Rmb150.
The increases in subsidies for profit-making private social service organisations are likewise substantial. The monthly subsidy per person for special grade or grade 1 care services will be increased from Rmb100 to Rmb200, while that for grade 2 services from Rmb80 to Rmb150 and grade 3 services from Rmb60 to Rmb100.
The Measures are applicable to private social service organisations which have obtained the approval certificate for establishing social service organisations in Guangzhou in accordance with the law. The social services provided should include nursing, rehabilitation and day care services for the elderly, disabled, orphans and abandoned babies run by business units, social bodies, individuals and other entities in the social sector using non-state-owned assets.
Under the Measures, the subsidy standards for new beds will also be raised. For social service organisations adding new beds by way of purchase of other properties, erection of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings and owning these properties’ rights, the annual subsidy for each new bed will be raised from Rmb1,000 to Rmb3,000. For new beds in rented premises, the subsidy will be raised to Rmb2,000 per bed. Subsidies for new beds will be granted for five years at most, with funding to be provided by the municipal finance bureau and the municipal social welfare lotteries fund at a 5:5 ratio.
The Measures make it clear that day care centres for the elderly run by the social sector will also be included within the subsidy scope. Meanwhile, the funds for subsidising social service operations will also be used to take out accident liability insurance for elderly organisations, raise these organisations’ capability to avoid and manage risks and improve their service quality.