07 Oct '11, 6am

More support for community-based services for the elderly:

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) will provide more resources and support to community-based eldercare services, especially those for the lower-income elderly. MCYS will increase funding for the following programmes: Day Care Centres, Home Help Services and Seniors Activity Centres. MCYS says this will extend the reach and affordability of these services immediately, while it conducts a systematic longer term review of community-based eldercare services under the Ministerial Committee of Ageing. Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing announced these measures during a visit to NTUC Henderson Senior Citizen's Home this morning. From October, MCYS will extend its subsidies for Day Care Centres and Home Help services beyond the current 30th income percentile to the 50th income percentile. With the cha...

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