The ComCare Fund is a commitment from the Government to do more for needy Singaporeans, to ensure that no one will be left behind. ComCare means:
- More help for the needy. New schemes will be developed to better help needy Singaporeans and their families to be self-reliant.
- Greater decentralisation and more helping hands. Help will be closer to home with community, grassroots and voluntary welfare organisations, including the Community Development Councils (CDCs), Citizens' Consultative Committees (CCCs) and Family Service Centres being the key contact points for those who need help.
- More flexibility in giving help where it is needed. Assistance for the needy will be flexible and take into consideration the special circumstances faced by needy Singaporeans and their families.
- Simplified and streamlined assistance. Assistance schemes will be streamlined, while the process for getting help will be made simpler and more efficient.
ComCare will comprise three key programme pillars, each covering a specific client group. These programme pillars are:
- ComCare SelfReliance, which will focus on helping the needy to achieve self-reliance.
- ComCare Grow, which will focus on the developmental needs of children from needy families, to help them break out of the poverty cycle.
- ComCare EnAble, which will focus on helping the needy who require long-term assistance (such as the needy elderly and people with disabilities), to integrate into the community.
If you need help, all you need to do is to approach your Community Development Council (CDC), your Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC) or a Family Service Centre (FSC) near you. The officer there will assess your case, and provide you with the necessary help from the available ComCare programmes.