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Helping the Needy and Vulnerable

A caring society is a compassionate one that cares for the less fortunate. Every citizen and his family should be assisted in their effort to attain the means and opportunities for a decent and dignified living.

Persons facing hardships are given help to tide them over a difficult period as well as to regain their financial independence. This will enable them to continue to contribute positively to the nation.

  • The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons, established in 2010, aims to to implement holistic, co-ordinated strategies to combat Trafficking in Persons more effectively.
  • We are the lead agency providing social support for vulnerable seniors and are part of the Ministerial Committee of Ageing (MCA).
  • The Destitute and Shelter Support Branch (DSSB)┬áis responsible for ten homes which are gazetted as welfare homes under the Destitute Persons Act for the care, reception and rehabilitation of destitute persons.
  • The Vulnerable Adults Act (VAA) safeguards Vulnerable Adults (VA) from abuse, neglect, or self-neglect. The Act came into force on 19 December 2018.
Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016