ASSESSING SUFFICIENCY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEEMED MEDICALLY UNFIT FOR EMPLOYMENT

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether there are any ongoing reviews to assess whether the current level of financial support is sufficient for those who are deemed medically unfit for employment but are well enough to perform most Activities of Daily Living. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: MSF regularlyContinue reading “ASSESSING SUFFICIENCY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEEMED MEDICALLY UNFIT FOR EMPLOYMENT”

CLASSIFICATION OF FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN FOR COMCARE ASSISTANCE

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) how does the Ministry classify families with special needs children for the purposes of ComCare assistance, specifically whether these are evaluated for Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) or Long-Term Assistance (LTA); (b) if these families are classified as SMTA cases, whether they may insteadContinue reading “CLASSIFICATION OF FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN FOR COMCARE ASSISTANCE”

ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH MONTHLY CPF DRAWDOWNS LOWER THAN COMCARE LONG-TERM ASSISTANCE PAYOUT AMOUNTS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Ministry tracks the number of low-income individuals currently drawing down on their CPF balances at a monthly rate that falls below the current ComCare Long-Term Assistance (LTA) payout of $640 per month; and (b) whether any ComCare top-up to the LTAContinue reading “ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS WITH MONTHLY CPF DRAWDOWNS LOWER THAN COMCARE LONG-TERM ASSISTANCE PAYOUT AMOUNTS”

SET-UP AND SUSTAINABILITY PLANS FOR ENABLING BUSINESS HUBS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what is the projected timeline for the establishment of the first Enabling Business Hub (EBH); (b) how many EBHs are anticipated to be available to serve the community in the scaled-up phase; (c) what will be the total capacity of all EBHs once theyContinue reading “SET-UP AND SUSTAINABILITY PLANS FOR ENABLING BUSINESS HUBS”

PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUTURE CARE PLANNING PLAYBOOK

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) when is the Future Care Planning Playbook expected to be finalised and published; and (b) how does the Ministry plan to distribute the playbook to relevant stakeholders. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: SG Enable will be working with Social Service Agency (SSA) partners toContinue reading “PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUTURE CARE PLANNING PLAYBOOK”

MORE TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether there are any plans to build more transitional shelters for homeless persons and rough sleepers including those for displaced families with no access to other forms of accommodation. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: There are six Transitional Shelters with capacity for about 500Continue reading “MORE TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS”

STAFF VACANCIES IN ADULT DISABILITY HOMES AND DAY ACTIVITY CENTRES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what is the current number of staff vacancies in Adult Disability Homes (ADHs) and Day Activity Centres (DACs); (b) what are the challenges faced by social service agencies in filling these vacancies; (c) whether the manpower shortage has impacted their operations and, ifContinue reading “STAFF VACANCIES IN ADULT DISABILITY HOMES AND DAY ACTIVITY CENTRES”

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO PRESCHOOLS SUPPORTED BY ANCHOR OR PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEMES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what are the criteria for the admission of children to preschools supported by the Anchor Operator Scheme or the Partner Operator Scheme; and (b) whether the Ministry has considered requiring preschools benefiting from these schemes to give priority admission to Singapore citizens livingContinue reading “CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO PRESCHOOLS SUPPORTED BY ANCHOR OR PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEMES”

CARE OPTIONS WITHIN COMMUNITY TO GIVE RESPITE TO CAREGIVERS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development what additional respite options and support for caregivers in the community are planned to help them care for loved ones with disabilities. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The respite care options currently available for caregivers of persons with disabilities include Special Student Care CentresContinue reading “CARE OPTIONS WITHIN COMMUNITY TO GIVE RESPITE TO CAREGIVERS”

ENCOURAGING MORE TO JOIN SOCIAL SERVICE AND DISABILITY CARE SECTOR

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development what is being done to encourage more people to join the social service and disability care sector. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) works closely with Social Service Agencies (SSAs) to develop strategies and initiatives to attract manpowerContinue reading “ENCOURAGING MORE TO JOIN SOCIAL SERVICE AND DISABILITY CARE SECTOR”