Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2022 Unites Singapore to Walk As One to Support Communities in Need
02/11/2022
After a two-year hiatus for in-person events, the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk(Heartstrings Walk) returns for its 11thedition in both physical and virtual formats, to galvanisethe whole of Singapore to walk as one in support of communities in need in Singapore.
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Launch of Beyond the Label (BTL) Collective - Rallies Partners To Better Support Persons With Mental Health Conditions
07/10/2022
SINGAPORE, 07 OCTOBER 2022 – The Beyond the Label (BTL) Collective rallies 26 like-minded partners from the public, private and people sectors to better support persons with mental health conditions and to build a more inclusive society. Beyond raising awareness, the BTL Collective will inspire action in schools, workplaces and community groups to achieve these goals.
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MSF Appoints New Board Members for the National Council of Social Service
21/07/2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced today key appointment holders to the Board of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and the re-appointment of the Board President. In addition to the appointments made by Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, other Board members were elected at NCSS’ Annual General Meeting held on 13 July 2022 or appointed by the Board President, all of whom will serve a two-year term from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2024.
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NCSS Study Yield Insights for Social Service Sector to Enhance Caregiver Support
03/08/2022
2 August 2022, Singapore – The 2018 Quality of Life (QOL) of Caregivers Study has resulted in the launch of several caregiving pilots in collaboration with community partners. The study reaffirmed that caregivers took pride in caring for their loved ones and understood the importance of their role. Caregivers also need a stronger support ecosystem to relieve some of their caregiving burdens and help them provide care more sustainably.
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Launch of Refreshed Social Service Sector Roadmap and Fund to Strengthen Partnerships for Better Social Service Delivery
13/07/2022
SINGAPORE, 13 JULY 2022 – The refreshed Social Service Sector Strategic Thrusts (4ST), a five-year roadmap for the social service sector, was launched today at the annual Social Service Summit convened by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Complementing the refreshed roadmap, NCSS also released the 4ST Playbook, and an upcoming 4ST Partnership Fund to empower the sector to strengthen social service delivery through innovative collaborations.
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Adjustments to The Courage Fund Application Criteria as Singapore Moves Toward Covid-19 Resilience
18/03/2022
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NCSS’ Beyond The Label Focuses On Addressing Stigma, Empowering Youths And Promoting Family And Community Support For Persons With Mental Health Conditions
13/10/2021
The fourth edition of the Beyond the Label (BTL) public education movement by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) will focus on addressing stigma, targeting youths, and parents. The year-long movement was launched today at the BTL Fest – the movement’s signature festival, by Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Mr Eric Chua.
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Social Service Summit 2021 Charts Transformation for a Future-Ready Sector with Launch of Two New Initiatives
19/07/2021
The Industry Digital Plan for Social Services (IDPSS) and the Empowerment Guide were launched to support transformation efforts for the sector. These initiatives are developed in alignment with the Social Service Sector Strategic Thrust (4ST) five-year roadmap, and ladders up to the SSA 3.0 vision for a social service sector that constantly seeks ways to deliver services in more effective forms; is adaptive to leverage technology and innovation; invests in building up leadership, manpower and organisational capabilities; and which is able to harness the strengths of the community to deliver effective outcomes for service users.
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Industry Digital Plan By MSF And NCSS To Support Social Service Agencies In Improving Service Delivery And Outcomes
18/06/2021
MSF and NCSS are developing an Industry Digital Plan (IDP), in consultation with the social service sector and an Advisory Panel. The IDP provides systematic guidance on how social service agencies (SSAs) can assess and accelerate their digitalisation.
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2015 Speech by Mr Phillip Tan at the Sharity Day FINAL 29 Sep
15/03/2021
Speech by Mr Phillip Tan at the Sharity Day FINAL 29 Sep
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Speech by Ms Anita Fam, President, NCSS on "Impact through Innovation" at the Social Service Summit, 16 July 2019 at Marina Bay Sands
15/03/2021
Speech by Ms Anita Fam, President, NCSS on "Impact through Innovation" at the Social Service Summit, 16 July 2019 at Marina Bay Sands
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Speech by Ms Anita Fam, President, National Council of Social Service at the Social Service Summit 2021
14/07/2021
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Welcome Address By Mr Andrew Da Roza, Co-Chairman of Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2021 Committee, 28 February 2021
22/06/2021
This year marks the tenth edition of the Walk, which has been co-organised with Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
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Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2021 Goes Digital With First Virtual Walk
22/06/2021
This year, Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2021 goes digital for the first time, rallying individuals, public and private sectors to take a step forward together, as every steps counts when supporting families in need, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, adults with disabilities, seniors in need and persons with mental health conditions.
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New Initiatives To Encourage Charitable Giving
18/06/2021
MSF and NCSS will be launching a new Change for Charity initiative and extending Community Chest’s ongoing SHARE as One (SAO) programme.
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Better Support For Caregivers Of Persons With Disabilities Through New Singapore Together Alliance For Action
18/06/2021
A new Singapore Together Alliance for Action (SG Together AfA) will be formed by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), SG Enable and community partners to co-create solutions on pressing issues faced by caregivers of persons with disabilities.
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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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