19 Jun '11, 11am

South West CDC to spend S$1m to help the needy

South West CDC to spend S$1m to help the needy

SINGAPORE: The South West Community Development Council (CDC) has set aside S$1 million to help low-income families in the district. This includes S$500,000 earmarked for initiatives under its "[email protected] South West" programme to benefit 270 low-income families over three years. The CDC has also set aside half a million dollars for a new South West Flexi-Fund to meet the needs of low-income families in areas not covered under existing Comcare assistance schemes. Mayor of South West District, Dr Amy Khor, explained: "The assistance needed can be anything ranging from ageing, mobility purposes, in addition to wheel chair, maybe other facilities that we need to install within the homes which do not qualify under any of the schemes presently.....or even in terms of educational needs, if they need additional enhancements or enrichment programmes for the child." Under the d...

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