Community Resources
Stroke and Depression: What is the link?

By: Dr Kinjal Doshi, Principal Psychologist at Singapore General Hospital  A stroke impacts each individual differently depending on the type and severity. Regardless, each individual who has had a stroke recognises that they cannot return to living their lives as they did before the stroke. For many, surviving a stroke means having to make changes to […]

Ministry of Social and Family Development

Short-To-Medium Term Assistance: For those who are unable to find a job or work for a period of time and as a result, whose household needs financial help for a temporary period. ComCare Long Term Assistance: For those permanently unable to work and need help to support oneself. Urgent Financial Assistance: For those who need […]

Ministry of Health (MOH) Schemes and Subsidies

Medifund: An endowment fund set up by the Government to help eligible Singaporeans. Medifund is a safety net for patients who face financial difficulties with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payments including MediShield Life, private Integrated Shield Plans (IPs), Medisave and cash. Subsidies for Government-funded Intermediate Long-Term […]

Community Development Council Resources

The CDCs administer a variety of local assistance schemes to help vulnerable families and elderly that complement the Government’s effort to strengthen our social safey net. Each CDC works with corporate and community partners under the “Many Helping Hands” approached to plan and implment local assistance schemes that benefit the community. Click on the links […]

Medical Fee Exemption Card (MFEC)

Eligible individuals can get free treatment at restructured hospitals, polyclinics and approved intermediate and long-term care services if you are a needy Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident using the Medical Fee Exemption Card.

Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme

​The Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS) is part of the Pioneer Generation Package, which honours what Singapore’s Pioneers have done for the country. Under this scheme, Pioneers who have disabilities can receive $100 a month, which they can use for expenses.​

Transport Schemes

In March 2014, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced three new transport schemes for persons with disabilities. The MSF will also work with transport operators to provide and expand customised transport services for persons with disabilities. The schemes are expected to benefit over 50,000 people with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) for Persons with Disabilities

Administered by SG Enable, the Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides individuals with subsidies for persons with disabilities (PWDs) to purchase assistive technology devices to enable independent living.

Prevocational Training for Persons with Disabilities

SPD provides a two-month Prevocational Training programme to impart basic computer skills and soft skills to persons with disabilities. Successful completion of the programme will allow participants the opportunity to embark on a six-month IAC Certificate of Office Skills (ICOS), and eventually proceed to a job matching programme that will assist graduates in finding a […]

IAC Certificate in Office Skills (ICOS) for Persons with Disabilities

Run by SPD, the IAC Certificate in Office Skills (ICOS) is a six-month training programme to gear people with disabilities for employment. With support from SPD’s Employment Support Programme (ESP), trainees who successfully complete the training programme have the opportunity to take up internships at companies that provide equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The […]