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Taskforce to Launch Guide on Strengthening the Social Service Sector Beyond COVID-19
06/05/2021
Recommendations from the Beyond COVID-19 Taskforce were released today in a guide for social service agencies (SSAs) and stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of the social service sector in managing future challenges, titled “Emerging Stronger Together – A Guide Beyond COVID-19”. The Taskforce is a Singapore Together Alliance for Action set up by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) in May 2020, to support the sector in responding to COVID-19 and propose directions and plans for a stronger social service sector in the longer term.
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NCSS Launches Beyond the Label Media Guide to Promote Balanced Media Portrayals and Reporting Involving Persons with Mental Health Conditions
03/05/2021
NCSS launched the Beyond the Label media guide at a dialogue session attended by representatives of the media, SSAs, partner agencies and persons in recovery. Developed in consultation with representatives from the media, SSAs and persons in recovery, the media guide is a resource for journalists and media professionals, providing guidelines on the portrayals and reporting of mental health issues or writing about incidents involving persons with mental health conditions. The media guide includes information like stigmatising words to avoid, and helplines and resources that can be shared with the public.
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Strengthening Volunteer Management Capabilities of Social Service Agencies through NCSS' Enhanced Volunteer Manager Funding Scheme
03/05/2021
Since the launch of the NCSS Enhanced Volunteer Manager Funding Scheme (Enhanced VMFS) on 19 August 2020, 44 professionals, managers and executives have been hired under the scheme as dedicated volunteer managers at social service agencies (SSAs), with 6 more coming on board in the coming months. The two-year scheme supports SSAs in obtaining manpower that can help them transform and adapt their services in the new normal through strengthening their volunteer management capacity.
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Speech by Ms Anita Fam, President, National Council of Social Service at the Welcome Session for Volunteer Managers under the Enhanced Volunteer Manager Funding Scheme
03/05/2021
Speech by Ms Anita Fam, President, National Council of Social Service at the Welcome Session for Volunteer Managers under the Enhanced Volunteer Manager Funding Scheme on Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 3.50pm via Zoom
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Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and Advisor to NCSS at the Welcome Session for Volunteer Managers under the Enhanced Volunteer Manager Funding Scheme
03/05/2021
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The Invictus Fund (2nd Tranche) Virtual Launch Event
25/03/2021
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NCSS AGM 2020 - CEO's Address
15/03/2021
Address by Ms Tan Li San, NCSS CEO, delivered at NCSS's first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 15 July 2020.
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NCSS AGM 2020 - President's Address
15/03/2021
Address by Ms Anita Fam, NCSS President, delivered at NCSS's first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 15 July 2020.
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Launch of Digitalisation Training Programmes for Social Service Sector
25/03/2021
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TechUP Friday!
25/03/2021
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TechUP Friday! Brown Bag Series - Document Management System
25/03/2021
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TechUP Friday! Brown Bag Series – Cybersecurity
24/03/2021
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272 Organisations and Individuals Recognised for their Significant Contributions to Community Chest in FY2019 at Community Chest Awards 2020
15/03/2021
A total of 272 organisations and individuals were recognised at Community Chest Awards 2020 for their significant contributions to Community Chest in FY2019. The Awards ceremony took on a hybrid format and the segment at the Istana was presided by Guest-of-Honour, President Halimah Yacob, and hosted by Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli.
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Speech by Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest at Community Chest Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2020, 2.45pm at the Istana
15/03/2021
Speech by Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest at Community Chest Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2020, 2.45pm at the Istana
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First virtual One Heart, One People Comchest Night 2021 raised over $2.7 million to benefit more than 80 social service agencies
15/03/2021
Community Chest raised over $2.7 million through its first virtual One Heart, One People Comchest Night 2021 to support more than 80 social service agencies, serving vulnerable groups like children with special needs and youth-at-risk, adults with disabilities, persons with mental health conditions, vulnerable seniors and families. This is more than double the amount raised from the charity concert (previously known as GetaiXinyao Charity Concert) held in FY2019, which was over $1.1 million.
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DBS Partners Community Chest on ONEfor10 X SHARE - An Inaugural Regular Giving Programme for Philanthropists
15/03/2021
DBS becomes the first official partner of the inaugural ONEfor10 X SHARE initiative, Community Chest's monthly giving programme for philanthropists. The initiative seeks to raise funds for vulnerable communities in Singapore and was launched today at a virtual ministerial luncheon.
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Speech by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Launch of The Invictus Fund (Second Tranche) on Monday, 28 September 2020, at 10am over Zoom
15/03/2021
Speech by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Launch of The Invictus Fund (Second Tranche) on Monday, 28 September 2020, at 10am over Zoom
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NCSS Launches Funding and Initiatives to Support SSA 3.0 - The Transformation of Social Service Agencies
15/03/2021
With over $18 million top-up from the government, the second tranche of The Invictus Fund broadens support to all NCSS members to transform service delivery and operations Tech-and-GO!, a one-stop technology hub, is launched to help SSAs go digital
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Speech by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Launch of Year 3 of Beyond the Label on Thursday, 24 September 2020, at 10am over Zoom
15/03/2021
Speech by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Launch of Year 3 of Beyond the Label on Thursday, 24 September 2020, at 10am over Zoom
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NCSS' Beyond the Label Movement to Address Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health
15/03/2021
New campaign short film spotlights the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and the importance of help-seeking and family support Beyond the Label Fest and new e-Escape room seek to raise awareness and improve mental health literacy
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