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  • An occupational therapist with an elderly client
  • 25 Jul 2014
  • The Centre Based Weekend Respite Care (CBWRC) service was officially launched by the Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on 14 July. An initiative by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH), it aims to provide the opportunity for caregivers of adults or senior persons with physical or cognitive disabilities to take time off from their weekend caregiving duties for self-care or to engage in other roles and responsibilities.

  • SPD client with a service dog
  • 25 Jul 2014
  • Many of us have probably heard of dogs being deployed to search for disaster survivors or helping the police track down drugs and explosives. In some countries, dogs are also trained to provide assistance to persons with disabilities and those with medical conditions. This kind of assistance dogs are known as ‘service dogs’. Ms Poh Sho Siam, senior analyst of SPD’s advocacy team, shows us ‘man’s best friend’ at work.

  • The launch of the StarHub 4G4Good initiative
  • 25 Jul 2014
  • Customers of StarHub Mobile will find it very easy to do their part for the community with the 4G4Good initiative. From 12 July 2014, eligible StarHub post-paid mobile customers would be able to pledge their unused talk-time, data and SMS for the month of August 2014 in support of five selected beneficiaries including SPD.