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We run a Day Activity Centre, providing day care for those with multiple disabilities. Our programme is designed to impart daily and community living skills, to maximise the independence of persons with disabilities. We offer social, recreational and therapeutic activities for our clients.

Who can benefit:

  • Persons with Disabilities, with varying physical, mental, intellectual and learning disabilities.
  • Persons with Disabilities who are unable to benefit from the Sheltered Workshop program due to the nature of their disabilities.

We provide day care services to those who can return home to their loved ones, providing respite for caregivers during the day. Our presence means that their caregivers and family members can go about their livelihood, with the assurance that their loved ones are well cared for, at a "home away from home". Here’s a story of how that matters to the mother of our client.

Programme highlights:

  • Art therapy
  • Gardening
  • Meal Preparation - Baking
  • Socialisation and integration
  • Gait training and other therapy

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Full–time clients – 5 days a week; 9am to 5pm

Part–time clients – (1) Full day, few times a week or (2) Half day, every day/ a few times a week

AM session: 8.30am to 12.30pm | PM session: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Based on the distance, we can provide subsidised TransportAid, picking the client in the morning and bringing him/her home at the end of the session.

 

Admission

We welcome individuals across racial or religious backgrounds, who are:

  • Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • 16 years old and above
  • Diagnosed with physical disabilities, neuro-muscular disabilities, intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities
  • Medically certified to be free from mental illnesses, extreme behavioural problems and severe epileptic seizures
  • Medically certified to be fit for participation in our training programmes and require no regular medical or nursing care

Fees are charged according to the per capita monthly income of each client’s family. Subsidies for needy clients are considered on a case-to-case basis.

 

Testimonial

“We chose the DAC because of the homely, airy and bright environment, the food provided and its cleanliness. We are happy with the service as the staff are very responsive, they constantly update us on Ahmad’s well-being and condition and they also know how to handle the situation when Ahmad experiences an epileptic fit.”

Mdm Nuraini Bte Mohd Noor, mother of Ahmad Fahmi Bin Yusuf.

“In the past, he used to be in his own world; he would play on his own in his room. These days, he can sit with us in the living room for longer periods of time to watch TV and he is no longer afraid of being in the presence of people.”

 

Location

Blk 536, Jurong West St 52, #01-497, Singapore 640536

Register

For further enquiries/admission, please email dac@redcross.sg or call 6262 4062.

What We Do

Community Health on Wheels (CHoW) is a community-based mobile healthcare programme that brings free ancillary services and basic medical care to doorsteps in the heartlands.

CHoW is a volunteer-driven initiative that is supported by some 60 healthcare professionals from the nursing, allied health, social work and psychosocial sectors. They visit different parts of Singapore to provide essential services that complement the nation’s healthcare network, making medical support more accessible, and ensuring better continuity of care for patients.

Who We Help

CHoW supports the health needs of the community, in particular, the elderly population and their caregivers.

Moving forward, SRC plans to extend the services under CHoW to other marginalised individuals, including migrant workers. CHoW may also be deployed during public events or to temporary shelters for affected communities during civil emergencies.  

Benefits 

Health Check

Handles chronic issues and acute illnesses of the elderly, in order to provide a continuum of care to improve the Quality of Life for the client, through a two-pronged approach

Nursing and Medical support:

  • Health Monitoring
    1. Home assessment for immobile clients
    2. Diabetic foot screening & care
  • Counselling
  • Education

Social Work engagement:

Rehabilitation / Therapy

Supplement the exercises that the elderly are receiving at their day activity centres and/or hospitals through Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy initiatives

Psychosocial Support

Supports the psychosocial well-being of the elderly, as well as their caregivers, with the help of volunteers that are trained counsellors/psychologists, and assisted by those trained in SRC’s Psychological First Aid.

 

ChoW is proudly sponsored by SMRT Corporation’s Gift of Mobility Fund.