Sheltered Workshops

Sheltered Workshops provide job training and self-enrichment programmes for adults with disabilities.

Overview of Programme

Sheltered Workshops offer employment and/or vocational training to adults with disabilities who do not possess the competencies or skills for open employment.

Sheltered workshops allow participants to practice in jobs or tasks where the processes are either simple or broken down into simpler steps. Participants will gain valuable experience at the workshop, thereby improving their prospects for open employment.

SG Enable provides referral to government-aided Sheltered Workshops 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:
      • Physical
      • 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.

    Applicants may not be eligible if they have one or more of the following:

      • 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.


1For 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, etc.) for assistance in submitting an application to SG Enable.

To apply, an applicant would need these documents:

  • Application Form
  • NRIC of applicant
  • NRIC of main contact person
  • NRIC of secondary contact person
  • Social Report (Refer to application form for details)
  • Disability Diagnosis Report/Memo and Medical Report (Refer to application form for details)
  • Psychological Report


Submission of applications to SG Enable

Social workers may submit the clients’ application to SG Enable either online or via hard copy submission. Online application is recommended.

  1. Online using your SingPass
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    If required, you may download the forms below for use:


    OR

  2. Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

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    By Post
    SG Enable - Adult Disability Services
    20 Lengkok Bahru
    #01-01
    Singapore 159053

    By Email
    ad.services@sgenable.sg

    By Fax
    +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 the 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.

More Information

For more information about Sheltered Workshops, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

To learn more about the Sheltered Workshop programmes provided by different organisations, please download the Sheltered Workshop Programme Service Matrix.

To check your application status, click here.

Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​