New name for voluntary welfare organisations - social service agencies

Ms Anita Fam, president of the NCSS, informed its members that the label better reflects the sector's evolving work.
Ms Anita Fam, president of the NCSS, informed its members that the label better reflects the sector's evolving work.

The social service sector in Singapore is looking to embrace a new moniker to replace the age-old term voluntary welfare organisations, or VWOs, after years of debate.

On Thursday, Ms Anita Fam, president of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), informed its members in an e-mail that it will be using the term "social service agency" (SSA) instead as a label that better reflects the sector's evolving work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2019, with the headline 'New name for voluntary welfare organisations - social service agencies'. Print Edition | Subscribe