Charity

Who We Are 

The Singapore Red Cross is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable. Beyond our shores, we mobilise and translate contributions from Singaporeans to relief and recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts, with the aim of helping the communities devastated by disasters.

 

Our Vision 

To realise Singapore Red Cross as a leading and distinctive humanitarian organisation that brings people and institutions together in aid of the vulnerable. 

 

Our Mission 

Singapore Red Cross is dedicated to alleviating human suffering, protecting lives and dignity and responding to emergencies, so as to build a world of empowered and resilient communities. 

 

Our Services 

Singapore Red Cross helps the vulnerable through a host of essential services: 

Red Cross Home for the Disabled provides long-term residential, respite and day care services for adults and children with multiple disabilities. 

Community FirstAid provides first aid coverage at national and community events as well as a ‘First Aider on Wheels’ service at East Coast Park every weekend and public holiday. 

TransportAid helps the elderly or the disabled from low-income homes get to and from their medical treatments, rehabilitation and day care centres. 

FoodAid provides monthly rations of nutritious food to the most disadvantaged in our society. 

Red Cross Blood Donor Recruitment Programme recruits, retains and recognises blood donors to ensure a safe and constant supply of blood, to meet daily blood transfusion needs in all the hospitals. 

Civil Emergency Response enhances community preparedness, builds resilience and responds to emergencies in support of the Singapore Government.

International Services provides assistance to survivors of disasters and crises through relief and development work, and helps survivors find their lost family members with the Restoring Family Links programme. During peacetime, it deploys youth volunteers for Overseas Humanitarian Projects to improve the lives of people in need. It also advocates International Humanitarian Law.

Volunteer and Youth Development grooms all volunteers including Red Cross Youth volunteers to be humanitarian leaders of tomorrow through structured training and community programmes. 

Singapore Red Cross Academy conducts courses in first aid, humanitarian law and humanitarian aid to prepare the community for emergencies.

 

Join the humanitarian organisation that brings together people and institutions in aid of the vulnerable. Donate cash/in-kind, Join as a member, Volunteer, Give blood and Learn first aid. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube today!

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Formerly known as Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), was established in 1957 to provide persons with Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore.

 

Our Vision

Empowering all persons with Cerebral Palsy to realise their full potential and lead fulfilled, dignified lives.

 

Mission

Dedication to:

·    Delivering fully integrated programmes and services at the highest standards with passion, integrity, care, and excellence.

·    Creating awareness of Cerebral Palsy, and advocating equal opportunities for all persons with the condition.

 

 

Core Values

 

Hope

We seek to inspire hope in the hearts of our clients.

Empowerment

Our aim is to empower our clients to overcome their challenges and live a life without limits.

Aspiration

Never content with the status quo, we aspire to not only enhance the lives of our clients, but also our services and capabilities.

Respect

Respect is a fundamental value that guides the actions of our staff.

Trust

Above all, we value the trust that clients place in our organisation’s programmes and services.

 

 

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral (brain) Palsy (lack of muscle control) is an inclusive term used to describe a group of non-progressive disorders occurring in young children in which damage to the brain causes impairment of motor function. The degree of disability ranges from extreme tightness or looseness of the muscles of the body, improper head, shoulder or hip control to slight speech impairment. Cerebral Palsy is not curable and is non-progressive. The condition can be caused before or during birth or some illness or injury to the child early in life.

 

Our Services

 

Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) – A few months to 6 years old

EIPIC provides early therapy intervention for young children suffering from one or more disabilities, but who have the potential of attending Special Education School or the mainstream school environment.  Its aim is to maximise the developmental growth of each child by providing holistic and individual developmental programmes for the child and to prevent and minimise the risks of secondary disabilities, by providing support and training for the child and family.

 

 

Special School – 7 to 18 years old

The School provides special education to children with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions.  Many of these children have multiple disabilities and are not able to benefit from mainstream education.  Teacher-student ratio is kept at 1:8 so that greater individual attention is given to each child.  A specialised school curriculum has also been developed to meet the individual needs of the students; dealing with both academic skills as well as skills for independent living.  Pre-vocational training is provided for selected students aged 12 and above who have moderate to good motor and cognitive functions, preparing them for future sheltered or open employment.

 

 

Adult Services – Goodwill, Rehabilitation, and Occupational Workshop (GROW) – 16 years old and above

GROW is a sheltered workshop that provides vocational training and sheltered employment for adults with Cerebral Palsy and other associated disability conditions.

 

GROW serves as a vocational training centre for “work trial” until the trainee is ready for open employment.  It trains and involves trainees in work activities at its social enterprise initiatives and sheltered workshop.  Such vocational activities provide meaning to the trainees; fulfill their desire for self-development, self-esteem and provide an avenue for them to reach out socially to the public.

 

 

Adult Services – Day Activity Centre (DAC) – 16 years old and above

DAC provides day care for persons with Cerebral Palsy and other associated physical disabilities who are unable to benefit from the Sheltered Workshop programme.  The primary aim is to nurture self-help skills through a balanced and structured programme of social and recreational activities and activities of daily living.  At the same time, the programme provides caregivers and family members with the opportunity to continue working without having to worry about the care of their disabled charge. As part of the programme, the clients receive therapy rehabilitation care, regular medical checkups, meals and training in daily living skills activities that will help them lead independent and meaningful lives.

 

 

Home Management Programme – For more disabled non-ambulant clients

In the Home Management Programme, therapists provide home-based therapy services to more disabled non-ambulant clients, who for one reason or another are not able to travel to our centre for therapy.

 

 

Rehabilitation Centre – For children and adults

The Rehabilitation Centre caters to the needs of children and adults in CPAS’ various programmes.  The rehabilitation team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Nurse, and Research Consultant.  It has virtually every aspect of care provided for the clients, with various clinics ranging from splinting, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, spinal, hands, eye, and dental care and feeding clinic.

 

 

Contact Us

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Cerebral Palsy Centre

65 Pasir Ris Drive 1

Singapore 519529

 

Tel: 6585 5600

Fax: 6585 5603

 

admin@cpas.org.sg

www.cpas.org.sg

About TOUCH Community Services 

TOUCH Community Services is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to meeting the needs of children from low-income or single-parent families, youths at risk, needy families, people with special and healthcare needs, and the frail elderly.  Through its network of 17 services, as well as an international arm, TOUCH is committed to serving people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds.  Each year, its programmes and services meet the needs of more than 32,000 clients and 231,000 service users. 

 

How it all started

The work of TOUCH started in 1986 as a service for latch-key children in the neighbourhoods of Clementi and Jurong. Discovering the needs of low-income and single-parent families with difficulties making ends meet, a group of 15 volunteers began organising activities to serve the children. What started as a Children’s Club has today become a multi-service organisation with an integrated network of 17 services, 12 centres and 18 children's clubs located at different parts of Singapore, including Bukit Merah, Clementi, Geylang Bahru, Hougang, Serangoon, Toa Payoh, Ubi and Yishun.  In addition, the international arm of TOUCH flies the flag of the organisation globally. Ongoing work includes humanitarian relief projects in Philippines and Sri Lanka as well as social services projects in China.

 

Vision

Our vision is to see families strengthened and communities transformed by planting and building institutions of values in and through a network of integrated community services.

 

Our Services

 

Children Service Group

1. TOUCH Character Development

2. TOUCH Child Care

3. TOUCH Young Arrows

 

Youth Service Group

1. TOUCH Cyber Wellness

2. TOUCH Leadership & Mentoring

3. TOUCH Youth Learning Centre

 

Family Service Group

1. TOUCH Adoption Services

2. TOUCH Caregivers Support

3. TOUCH Counselling & Social Support

4. TOUCH Family Life Education

 

Elderly Service Group

1. TOUCH Home Care

2. TOUCH Seniors Activity Centre

 

Special Needs Service Group

1. TOUCH Centre for Independent Living

2. TOUCH Silent Club

3. TOUCH Ubi Hostel

 

Healthcare Service Group

1. TOUCH Cancer Support

2. TOUCH Diabetes Support

 

TOUCH Community Services International

Please visit www.touch.org.sg to find out more about TOUCH and its services.