Day Activity Centres (DACs)
DACs provide care and skills training for adults with disabilities during the day.
Overview of Programme
DAC is a community-based facility that provides care and skills training to persons with disabilities aged 16 and above.
The DAC programme is designed to equip persons with disabilities with daily living skills and community living skills to maximise their independence. The activities also aims to meaningfully occupy persons with disabilities with social and recreational activities. Therapeutic and behavioural intervention services may be provided at some centres. DAC also provide a form of respite for caregivers during the day.
Who Can Apply
Applicants should be:
1. 16 years old and above#^
2. Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents1
3. Diagnosed with congenital disabilities of the following nature:
- Intellectual (IQ level of less than 70)
- Sensory (Hearing/Visual impairment)
- Developmental (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- A combination of two or more of the above
*Applicants with acquired disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
4. Applicants should not be suffering from any communicable disease that is still contagious.
#Special needs children of SPED School-going age should be
encouraged and assisted to remain in School for as long as possible. Parents of
SPED graduands may approach their School to discuss the transition plans of the
children prior graduating from School.
^Persons with disabilities who are below age 21 would need the
consent of parents or legal guardians for their application.
1 For Permanent Residents, at least one immediate family member, i.e. parent or sibling, must be a Singapore citizen.
How to Apply
Please approach a social worker from a touchpoint (e.g. Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), hospital and etc.) for assistance in submitting an application for DAC.
Submission of applications to SG Enable by Social Workers (Online or Hard copy)
- Online application (Recommended)
Log into e-Services using your SingPass or
If required, you may download the forms below for use:
- Hard copy submission
Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents
SG Enable - Adult Disability Services
20 Lengkok Bahru
+65 6226 2366
Upon receiving the referral, SG Enable will contact you to provide information to help you make an informed decision on your choice of service.
Acceptance into the programme at the preferred centre is subject to the availability of vacancies and approval by the centre's management.
Application Processing Time
SG Enable will contact you within 10 working days upon receiving the completed application forms from the touchpoint. SG Enable will also update the social worker who assisted in the application on the status of the application.
For more information about DACs, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
To learn more about the organisations that participate in the DAC programme, download the Day Activity Centres Service Matrix (PDF).
To check your application status, click here.
Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.