Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
New large child care centres to increase child care places in high demand areas
May 28, 2015
Government will build five large child care centres to help parents by providing accessible, affordable and quality child care services. ECDA-appointed Anchor Operators (AOPs) will manage these centres. The first centre will be completed by mid-2016.
Social Service Partners Discuss Emerging Family Trends and Support to Strengthen Families
May 22, 2015
Themed "Supporting Families Together", this year's Conference provides a platform for social service professionals, Voluntary Welfare Organisations, academics and policymakers to discuss emerging family trends and ways to strengthen support for families through policies and programmes.
MSF steps up efforts to encourage couples to attend Marriage Preparation Programmes
Apr 6, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be rolling out a new marriage preparation programme called Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Programme (PREP) from May 2015. This twelve-hour programme is a more comprehensive version of the free two-hour “Introduction to PREP” which had been attended by more than 400 couples at the Registry of Marriages since beginning of this year.
Dedicated Transport Services for Persons with Disabilities
Mar 12, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), together with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), have awarded grants to three operators to provide dedicated transport services to persons with disabilities. The three operators are Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA), EK Ang Trading and Transport Pte Ltd and Silveray Pte Ltd.
New Initiatives to Develop Early Childhood Professionals and Improve Quality of Pre-Schools
Mar 12, 2015
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will introduce new initiatives to improve the affordability and quality of child care services for parents, support the career progression of more early childhood (EC) professionals, and raise the overall quality of the EC sector.
More Support for Social Service Providers and Professionals to Build Capabilities
Mar 12, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will invest more resources to help Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and professionals in the social service sector build up capabilities to meet future demands.
More children to benefit from higher fee assistance for kindergarten education
Jan 2, 2015
More children will stand to benefit from higher subsidies under the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS), which comes into effect today. The enhancements to the scheme are part of the Government’s efforts to improve the affordability, accessibility and quality of early childhood development programmes.
MSF pilots home-based care services for Persons with Disabilities
Dec 3, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has started a two-year pilot on Home-Based Care Services for persons with disabilities. Such services would enable persons with disabilities to live in their own home, with family, friends and neighbours in the community. The services also allow for caregivers to have more rest time.
Social Entrepreneurship in ASEAN
Oct 30, 2014
Singapore hosted an ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship on 30 October 2014. Over 80 policy makers and representatives from non-profit organisations from ASEAN Member States discussed the role of social entrepreneurship and shared good practices and views on developing social enterprises.
New measures to help prospective Singaporean-Foreigner couples better plan for their future
Oct 24, 2014
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will introduce new measures to help prospective Singaporean-foreigner couples better plan for the future, by providing greater clarity, prior to marriage, on whether the foreign spouse can qualify for long term stay in Singapore, based on the circumstances of the couple at the time of application.