Overview of Programme
CDHs provide long-term residential care to children with disabilities who are neglected or whose caregivers are incapable of caring for them.
Some homes also provide short-term respite care for those whose families are unable to provide care temporarily.
At the CDHs, children can enjoy a host of recreational and training activities aimed at maximising their abilities as well as undergo the required therapy that they need.
SG Enable provides referrals to government-aided CDHs in Singapore.
Who Can Apply
Admission of persons with disabilities into a CDH should be considered as a last resort and only when it is in their best interests. They should otherwise be encouraged and assisted to live in the community for as long as possible.
For non-statutory admission, the applicants should be:
1. Below 18 years old*
2. Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents1
3. Diagnosed with congenital disabilities of the following nature:
*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:
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. Social Service Agency (SSA), hospital and etc.) for assistance in submitting an application for CDH.
Submission of applications to SG Enable by Social Workers (Online or Hard copy)
If required, you may download the forms below for use:
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 home is subject to the availability of vacancies and approval of the home management.
Application Processing Time
For more information about CDHs, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
For a list of organisations that provide CDH services, view the CDH Service Matrix.
To check your application status, click here.
Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.