This study is commissioned by a Coalition of four agencies — ASPN, AWWA, Rainbow Centre and SPD.
The report we envision aims to highlight the progress made in the disability sector in Singapore, particularly in facilitating greater social inclusion and care of persons with disabilities (PWDs). The study will also identify possibilities to bridge gaps and address needs in the sector. The findings and recommendations of the project are aimed at encouraging discourse within the disability community in Singapore and to help chart the next steps for planning of policies, schemes and services for disabled persons and their caregivers. We and the Coalition will consolidate a report on the findings from this research to be presented to the Ministry of Social and Family Development and National Council of Social Service.
Unlike networking sessions, roundtables and forums that your organisation may have participated in recent years, this study has a pre-scoped agenda with the specific aim to engage policy makers. Additional discussion points from participants may be considered if they are part of studying how national level planning may affect or be affected by them.
After the opening remarks, participants will be invited to engage with smaller groups in a two hour long discussion that will be audio-recorded. There will be a sharing of ideas and experiences by all participants relating to Singapore’s disability sector.