help for low-income/needy
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Fact Sheet on KidSTART Home Visitation
Mar 8, 2017
KidSTART is a pilot programme by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) for young children from low-income and vulnerable families to enable them to have a good start in life. KidSTART is made up of the following key components: KidSTART Home Visitation, KidSTART Groups (Supported Playgroups), KidSTART Enhanced Support to Pre-schools.
Additional ComCare support measures
Feb 7, 2017
Minister answers question from MP for Marine Parade GRC Mr Seah Kian Peng regarding additional ComCare support measures.
Statistics on destitute persons in welfare homes
Feb 6, 2017
Minister answers question by MP for Bukit Batok SMC, Mr Murali Pillai regarding the number of destitute persons in Welfare Homes and steps taken to encourage reintegration.
Number and profile of persons who attempted suicide
Jan 10, 2017
Minister answers question by Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong regarding the number and profile of persons who attempted suicide.
$130 million disbursed under ComCare in FY2015
Dec 9, 2016
The Government’s ComCare schemes disbursed $130 million to about 87,000 beneficiaries in FY2015. This was 10% higher than the previous year. The Ministry of Social and Family Development released these figures today (9 Dec) in its ComCare Annual Report and Trends Report.
Public Consultation on Draft Vulnerable Adults Bill 2016
Jul 27, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) invites members of the public to give their views on the draft Vulnerable Adults Bill. The public consultation will be hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH from 27 July to 23 August 2016.
Availability of places in Senior Group Homes and take-up rate
Jul 11, 2016
The Ministry answers question by Mr Darryl David, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, on the availability of places in Senior Group Homes and take-up rate
Higher ComCare long-term assistance for those in need
Apr 12, 2016
From 1 July 2016, MSF will enhance the assistance package to households on ComCare Long Term Assistance by raising the cash assistance rates. A one- person household will now receive $500 per month, an increase of $50 from the previous rate of $450 per month. Larger households will also receive more cash assistance.
1,000 low-income and vulnerable children to benefit from pilot scheme that coordinates, strengthens and monitors support
Apr 12, 2016
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will pilot a new system of support for low income and vulnerable children, to enable them to have a good start in life. The new initiative, called KidSTART, will coordinate and strengthen support across agencies, extend new forms of support, and monitor the progress of these children from birth to six years old.
Approach in tackling homeless cases
Mar 24, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary answers question by Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, MP for Aljunied GRC, about the Ministry's approach to tackling homeless cases.