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Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2014

Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2014

The report includes key indicators such as population, standards of living, social assistance and support, marriage, and others. Read more>>

UNCRC Competitions 2014

UNCRC Competitions 2014

Calling all entries for 2 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Competitions! These exciting competitions celebrate Singapore's 20th year of signing on to the UNCRC. Find out more>>

MSF Undergraduate Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2014

Congrats to our Scholars!

On 21 August 2014, six youths were awarded the MSF Undergraduate Scholarship. Our heartiest congratulations to all six and we wish them the very best for their studies! 

Find out more about MSF Scholarships >>

International Year of the Family

Singapore Celebrates Families

2014 is the International Year of the Family. We invite all to join us in the spirit of love and respect, commitment and big-heartedness. Find out more >>

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07 Aug 2014

Speech at the Economic Society of Singapore Annual Dinner 2014

Speech by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing at the Economic Society of Singapore Annual Dinner 2014

04 Aug 2014

Take-up rate of Special Needs Savings Scheme by Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)

Minister answers question by Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC on take-up rate of Special Needs Saving Scheme by Persons with Disabilities

03 Aug 2014

Speech at the Singapore Parenting Congress 2014

Speech By Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development at the Singapore Parenting Congress 2014


28 Jul 2014

Speech at the Singapore-China Social Governance Forum in Beijing, China

Speech by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing at the Singapore-China Social Governance Forum in Beijing, China

12 Jul 2014

Moves to encourage Singaporeans to make Lasting Power of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that it will waive its $50 application fee for registration of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for two years from 1 September 2014 for Singaporeans.  At the same time, applications will be made easier with a simplified form and postal submission process.

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Assistance Schemes


Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy


The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

ComCare Child Care Fees Assistance


If you need to place your child in a child care centre but have difficulties paying the fees, you may apply for help under ComCare.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme


Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme


Under this scheme, parents can take up to 6 days of paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

ComCare Assistance for those Permanently Unable to Work


Are you unable to work due to old age, illness or disability? And you can't get help from family members? Get cash grants, medical assistance and education assistance under ComCare.

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