Care Team @ North East is formed with the purpose of inculcating a sense of volunteerism in neighbours and residents to support and care for frail or isolated seniors. The befrienders from this team provide social support to Public Assistance (PA) clients, seniors who are frequent admitters to hospitals and seniors who are identified by various grassroots organisations.

Through social support from the Care Team, the beneficiaries have the confidence to make more friends and actively participate in community activities. In financial year 2016/2017, a total of 239 befrienders were matched with 230 beneficiaries under this initiative.

If you are interested to learn more about this programme, please email to northeast_cdc@pa.gov.sg.