09 Feb '12, 3am

More family service centres, extra $30m funding in coming years: Counsellor Rena Sivadas (centre) hosts a suppor...

More family service centres, extra $30m funding in coming years: Counsellor Rena Sivadas (centre) hosts a suppor...

Counsellor Rena Sivadas (centre) hosts a support group session for step-parents at the Tampines Family Service Centre. Family service centres (FSCs) will get another $30 million in funds over the next three years to cope with an expected surge in demand. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Cheryl Ong and Tay Suan Chiang Family service centres (FSCs) will get another $30 million in funds over the next three years to cope with an expected surge in demand. This brings government funding to the agencies, which act as the neighbourhood contact point for families with problems, to a total of $100 million. Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said the money will help boost FSC manpower, reducing their caseload. The average social worker in an FSC handles 50 cases, but the aim is to reduce the number to 40 from October. Ten more centres will also be se...

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