Support for caregivers: A key service priority area for NCSS
Caregiver support is one of the key service priorities of NCSS. Aligned with this service priority, Minister of State (MOS) Ms Low Yen Ling shared 3 caregiver support initiatives led by NCSS and our partners during the Motion on Singapore Women’s Development. Through these initiatives, we hope to create an ecosystem of holistic support for caregivers and strengthen their access to available resources within the community. Click here to view MOS Ms Low’s speech during the Motion.
Launch of caregiver support networks across 6 pilot sites
One of the initiatives is the pilot of WIN Caregivers Network - a community-based peer support network where NCSS has been partnering People’s Association and Caregivers Alliance Limited, to create an ecosystem of holistic support for caregivers and strengthen their access to available resources within the community.
The pilot was officially launched by Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Sustainability and the Environment and Transport, Dr Amy Khor, who is the Adviser to PA WIN Council, Dr Amy Khor on 10 April 2022 and will focus on caregivers of persons with mental health conditions for a start before expanding to more caregiver groups and other regions in Singapore. The 6 pilot sites are: Henderson Dawson, Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah North, Tampines Central, Nee Soon East and Fengshan.
Through WIN Caregivers Network, we aim to:
How can I help or refer caregivers?
Reach out to the following contacts if you know of any caregivers or volunteers who are keen to join us in this network.
Interested volunteers in supporting our caregivers (can be from any region) can contact People’s Association or email to Andy_Teo@pa.gov.sg.
More details on other NCSS' caregiver initiatives coming out soon! Watch this space!
Caregiving can be challenging, but it is also greatly fulfilling. Besides getting help and support from family members, caregivers and care recipients can also tap on these community resources. For more information on caregivers, please visit the following list of caregivers available:
Enabling Masterplan 2017–2021: Caring Nation, Inclusive Society
The Enabling Masterplan is a five-year roadmap that guides the building of a more inclusive society. The 3rd Enabling Masterplan will guide initiatives for the period 2017-2021, building on the progress of the 2nd Enabling Masterplan (2012- 2016) in fostering a caring and inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Click here to find out more about the recommendations by the Steering Committee for the 3rd Enabling Masterplan announced on 20 Dec 2016. For the 2nd Enabling Masterplan report, please click here.