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PM Lee says agencies on the ground must help needy navigate aid schemes

Published on Jun 20, 2014 1:08 PM
 
Community Development Councils must help to build up new social services offices that are being set up in Housing Board towns, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Community Development Councils (CDCs) must help to build up new social services offices(SSOs) that are being set up in Housing Board towns, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

"You must use your knowledge and networks to help the SSOs start off on the right foot, and strike the right balance between administrative efficiency and personal touch," Mr Lee said at a swearing-in ceremony for mayors yesterday.

The five mayors take charge of the CDCs.

Mr Lee said that "the needy continue to require help, as extended family ties weaken, and more elders live alone or only with their spouses".

 
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