Updates from MSF

Posted: 17 March 2014

MSF has released two important updates:

1.  Improved financial assistance for Early Intervention Services and Transport for Persons with Disabilities 

For details of the enhanced financial support, please go to: http://app.msf.gov.sg/PressRoom/MoreSupportforPWDs.aspx

 

2. Enabling Masterplan Progress Report

The Enabling Masterplan 2012-2016 is a five-year roadmap to provide better support for persons with disabilities throughout their life stages. 

You can download it at this link (at Annex C): http://app.msf.gov.sg/PressRoom/MoreSupportforPWDs.aspx

 

Please feel free to get back to us if you have any questions on the above updates.

Final Opportunity to Attend Inclusion Fundamentals Workshop – Improving Inclusiveness in your Organisation

Posted: 26 February 2014

Due to the relocation of our Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, DPA will be running our final Inclusion Fundamentals Workshop on Tuesday 18 March 2014. 

This workshop is designed for corporate, voluntary welfare and government organisations that are looking to make their workplace, programmes and services more inclusive. This workshop is also relevant for organisations that have adopted inclusive policies and want to ensure that they are on the right track. 

The session will cover a broad range of topics from understanding the relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to your organisation, to how to make your existing services more accessible to employees or clients with disabilities. This workshop is especially useful to those looking to hire or which have hired persons with disabilities.  (more…)

Transport concession scheme for persons with disabilities

Posted: 26 February 2014

Transitlink has a dedicated page on the upcoming transport concession scheme for persons with disabilities.  

You can see what the new concession cards look like, as well as find out more about the concession scheme here

Please note: “If members of the public have any queries regarding the two schemes, or the interim financial assistance, including the application process and the eligibility criteria, please call 1800-2255-663 or visit www.transitlink.com.sg.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Posted: 20 January 2014

It has come to our attention that people claiming to represent “Fenix Services and Consultancy” or other similar agencies have been soliciting donations for DPA. They do so in public places or by going door to door. 

Please note that DPA DOES NOT authorise any external parties to collect donations in public places or by going door to door on our behalf. Do not give any money to anyone who claims to be doing so.  If you have any concern, please do not hesitate to contact the Police.  The Police have been informed of this matter. 

Thank you very much.

Media Statement

Posted: 20 January 2014

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) welcomes the announcement of transport concessions for persons with disabilities.

According to news reports, the concessions consists of a 25% discount off adult fares, fare capping for distances travelled beyond 7.2km, and a $60-per-month concession pass with unlimited bus and train rides. This is a positive and much-awaited move which finally fulfils the disability community’s long-standing request for public transport concessions, as per the practice in many other countries.

Are all persons with disability included?
It is pertinent to note that the Public Transport Council and media reports have stated that about 50,000 persons with disabilities are expected to benefit from the concessions. However, the population of Singapore’s disability community is estimated to be almost double that at about 97,200, of whom about 77,200 are aged 18 and over (source: Enabling Masterplan 2012-2016).  (more…)

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