Back-to-Basics

Back-to-Basics aims to support professionals currently in the sector to serve clients better and faster, through targeted funding for Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers (SW) and Youth Workers (YW)*. This will comprise a fully-funded consultancy, and technology adoption subsidies of up to 95% capped at SGD100,000 for therapists and $80,000 for Social Workers and Youth Workers.

The multi-year project will be implemented by March 2023. It aims to increase existing professionals’ capacity and capability by streamlining processes, redesigning jobs and technology adoption, to free up time for serving more clients instead of handling administrative tasks. The professionals can have higher job satisfaction and perform upgraded functions that better use their professional skills and knowledge.

*eligible programmes for Social Workers (SW) and Youth Workers (YW) are: Family Service Centres, Child Protection Service Centres and Youth programmes

 

How will the project benefit Social Service Agencies?


Who can apply?
Back-to-Basics is targeted at Therapists, Social Workers and Youth Workers*. If you do not belong to these programmes but are keen on process/job redesign and tech adoption to help your professionals work more efficiently to serve clients better, please indicate your interest here:


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*eligible programmes for Social Workers (SW) and Youth Workers (YW) are: Family Service Centres, Child Protection Service Centres and Youth programmes

When is the application period?
Back-to-Basics for Therapists has started in 2019. Back-to-Basics for Social Workers and Youth Workers will be rolled out in 2020. A Pilot Study and Design Thinking Workshop will be conducted for selected agencies to gather needs, explore opportunities, ideate and co-create solutions for Social Workers and Youth Workers.

For enquiry, please email us at Pumpkin_Squad@ncss.gov.sg.