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At least 95% of those in need can soon access social services within 2km

Published on Jan 23, 2014 10:52 AM

At least 95 per cent of those in need will be able to access social services within two km of where they live or work once the network of Social Service Offices (SSOs) is up, said Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing on Thursday.

"We are using geo-spatial systems to plan for all the centres so that they are more accessible to needy residents," said Mr Chan on the sidelines of the official launch of a new SSO in Choa Chu Kang.

He also revealed that nine new SSOs will be set up this year.

Apart from the previously announced launch of four offices in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Queenstown and Sengkang by June, the other five offices will be in Yishun, Taman Jurong, Bukit Panjang, Clementi and Serangoon.

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