One-stop community hub a boost for charities and volunteers
Paya Lebar facility which houses five VWOs to open on Saturday
Published on Aug 28, 2014 6:57 AM
At one block, rows of old people tuck into steaming plates of rice and mixed vegetables whipped up on the spot by a soup kitchen.
Next door, a support group session for those who struggle with addictions gets under way.
In the opposite building, a group of teenagers sit hunched over piles of aircraft headsets, slotting them into neat packets.
People with different needs can soon get help at the same place, with the launch this Saturday of a community hub in Paya Lebar that brings together five voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs).
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Services the hub offers:
For the needy elderly
- Free breakfasts and lunches
- Free medical and dental checks
- Help to tidy and refurbish homes
For those with intellectual disabilities
- Activities to pick up vocational and life skills
For ex-offenders or those recovering from various addictions
- Rehabilitation programmes
- Counselling or support group sessions
- Team bonding and leadership camps. Open also to youth under probation after committing juvenile offences