Since 2020, the S. K. H. Macau Social Services Coordination Office has set up Ü CARE Moving Care and Service Shuttle; with the aim to bring care and joy to the community through the concept of happy seeds. The Ü CARE focuses on promoting child development activities, thematic workshops (speech and communication, picture books, parenting and emotional etc.), large-scale events, and student support groups in schools. Besides, the service provides children and the parents with the information and support in a diverse, joy, convenient, and mobile service format. As such, enabling “early identification” and “early intervention” for children in need.
Ü CARE: Ü + CARE = Happy Seeds
[ Ü」: U represent each service user. The two dots on the “Ü” are like a smiley face. This means that we value each service user and hopes that our service can spread the happy seeds to each service user.
[CARE」: [CARE」is driven by CAR, a metaphor for Caring, Love and Joy, which travels around the community and reaches out to people in need throughout Macau.
The service targets include children with developmental needs, teaching staff,
children with special educational needs / speech and communication development needs, as well as their family members. Besides, we also welcome teenagers and community members.
The Ü CARE provides mobile service support for children and the parents with suspected speech and communication development needs, and special educational needs. These include: child development consultation, follow-up, referral and educational promotion.
Besides, the Ü CARE provides career planning services for children and young people with special educational needs. Working with schools to provide on-site support, individualized programs, parenting education and teacher training. Furthermore, the service also collaborates with various service units and community members to provide a platform for youth development/multi-service and community care.