Lack of Structured Support Services for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities
Caregivers, in their caregiving journey, are in need of support for self-care, respite options and training programmes. In many service models, the priority of care is on persons with disabilities; support services catering to caregivers as the primary beneficiaries are few and far between. Furthermore, the support for caregivers ceases when their care recipients leave the service at transition points.
Develop a Comprehensive Family Support System for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities:
Implementing a comprehensive family support system for caregivers of persons with disabilities. Through a caregiver needs analysis, a targeted and person-centric approach is adopted to support caregivers with moderate to high needs with case management, counselling, training and support services.
Caregivers will benefit from a tiered and person-centric approach to their needs. Caregivers who are highly stressed or at risk of suffering from burn-out will be identified in a more timely manner and provided with appropriate support.
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Established in 1970, AWWA is a VWO that provides community-based programmes and services to people of all ages. These include early intervention programmes and special education for children and youth with special needs, caregivers support and life-enhancing services for families, as well as health and social outreach initiatives that enable ageing-in-place and active-ageing.