Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Enabling Masterplan 2030 - Working Together Towards An Inclusive Singapore
Aug 17, 2022
The Enabling Masterplan 2030 (EMP2030), which sets out the vision for Singapore as an inclusive society in 2030, was released today. The EMP2030, which is Singapore’s fourth Enabling Masterplan, was put together by a 27-member Steering Committee (SC) co-chaired by Mr Eric Chua, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Social and Family Development) and Mr Gan Seow Kee, Vice Chairperson of the Singapore Business Federation. It comprises 29 recommendations along 3 strategic themes spanning 14 focal areas, which cover the life stages and various needs of persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The EMP2030 was launched by the two Co-Chairs at a visit to AWWA’s new Home and Day Activity Centre which will start operations in September 2022.
MSF Appoints New Board Members for the National Council of Social Service
Jul 21, 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.
Enhancement to the Voluntary Welfare Organisation Transport Subsidy Scheme for Persons With Disabilities
Jun 29, 2022
From 1 July 2022, MSF will increase subsidies under the scheme to reduce transport costs for persons with disabilities who take dedicated transport to attend Special Education (SPED) Schools and community-based programmes. The scheme will also be renamed the 'Enabling Transport Subsidy'.
Higher Assistance Rates For Comcare Households
Jun 21, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will increase the amount of
assistance for lower-income households on the ComCare Long-Term Assistance (LTA) and
Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance (SMTA) schemes from 1 August 2022. This is part of the
support package introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence
Wong to provide support to households, individuals and businesses, in view of inflationary
pressures caused by external factors.
Minister Masagos Zulkifli to make Working Visit to Brunei from 10 to 12 June
Jun 10, 2022
Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli will make a working visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam from 10 to 12 June to affirm strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
Highest Completion Rate Since 2012 for Probation Orders, Bolstered by Strong Family and Community Support
Jun 2, 2022
87% of the Probation Orders that ended in 2021 were successfully completed, the highest completion rate since 2012. This was a key achievement highlighted in the Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) Annual Report 2021, which recognises the collective efforts of families, Probation Officers, Volunteer Probation Officers, and community partners in supporting probationers in their rehabilitation journey.
Closure of The Courage Fund Relief Schemes
May 24, 2022
Following the adjustment in Singapore's Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) status on 26 April 2022, and extensive easing of community and border measures, MSF and NCSS have reviewed and will close all TCF COVID-19 relief schemes with immediate effect. Those who had been certified as COVID-positive before 24 May 2022 can still apply.
Issuance of Correction Direction Under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Regarding Falsehood About Woman Who Claimed to Have No One to Turn to For Urgent Help
May 12, 2022
The Minister for Social and Family Development has instructed the POFMA Office to issue a Correction Direction to correct a Facebook post made by Gilbert Goh on 24 April 2022. Goh will be required to carry a correction notice alongside his post.
Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships launches the Celebrating SG Families Pledge
Apr 26, 2022
The Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships (AFAM) launched the Celebrating SG Families Pledge today, as part of the Year of Celebrating SG Families (YCF) movement recently announced by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
MSF Seeks Views On Proposed Amendments To The Women's Charter In Relation To Family Violence
Apr 6, 2022
MSF is proposing amendments to the Women’s Charter to enhance legal protections against family violence. These proposed amendments incorporate the comprehensive feedback from various stakeholders.