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Social Development and Support

We provide social support to those in need, including low-income families, the elderly, disabled and youths-at-risk. We also ensure that our society has the resources needed to support our social services.

  • We co-ordinate inter-agency efforts to improve services for the 13 to 21 years old youth-at-risk population, to help prevent the cycle of offending and reoffending.
  • We build socially-responsible individuals and strong and stable families by creating a safe and nurturing environment for children, young persons and families. We protect and rehabilitate the abused and delinquent. We build socially-responsible individuals and strong and stable families by creating a safe and nurturing environment for children, young persons and families. We protect and rehabilitate the abused and delinquent.
  • Ensuring we have the manpower, infrastructure, facilities and other necessary resources to roll out and support social services effectively is our responsibility.
  • ​Oversees all policy, planning and delivery of social services for low-income and vulnerable families, including persons with disabilities.
  • The Social Service ICT (SSICT) Programme Office implements the Social Service Sector ICT Master Plan. The project introduces infocomm technology (ICT) to help government and social service providers work better in delivering social services.
  • Together, as a community, we can put in the safeguards and social support measures to prevent and treat gambling addiction
  • The Office for Women’s Development is the national focal point on gender policy matters and for regional/international cooperation pertaining to women.
  • The Office of the Director of Social Welfare (ODSW) has oversight on matters of social inclusion, social justice, human rights and issues that impact the quality of life of Singaporeans.