Drop-in Disability Programme (DDP)
DDP provides social, recreational and/or therapeutic training activities for persons with disabilities.
Overview of Programme
DDP is conducted in a community-based facility that provides social, recreational and/or therapeutic training activities for adults with disabilities. It aims to keep person with disabilities meaningfully engaged and integrated within the community while providing a form of respite for caregivers.
DDP is best suited for persons with disabilities who are sufficiently independent and require a few hours of social, recreational and/or therapeutic activities each week to maintain their level of functioning and remain engaged in the community.
SG Enable provides referrals to government-funded DDP for adults with disabilities in Singapore.
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. Sufficiently independent, despite some limitations in carrying out Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Applicants may not be eligible for any of the following reasons:
- They have untreated infectious diseases.
- They are suffering from serious psychotic disorders and/or serious behavioural problems that require them to be under close individual supervision or nursing care.
#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 must be a Singapore Citizen. Immediate family member refers to spouses, parents, children of the applicant, including step-parents and step-children.
How to Apply
Please approach a social worker from a touchpoint (e.g. Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), hospital, etc.) for assistance in submitting an application for DDP.
Submission of applications to SG Enable by Social Workers (Online or Hard copy)
- Online submission (Recommended)
Log into e-Services using your SingPass or CorpPass
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 of the respective centre 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 DDP Services, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
To learn more about the DDP services provided by different organisations, please download the Drop-in Disability Programme Service Matrix (PDF).
To check your application status, click here.
Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.