SUPPORTING AND ENABLING IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AREA OF CARE FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN SINGAPORE.
Eunice Meng Yin Tan (PhD) ,Ivy Chia (PhD)
Head of Special Education Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences , Singapore
The purpose of this pilot study is to improve and facilitate enhancement in terms of care for adults with disabilities in Singapore. In many developed countries in the world, many if not all adults with special needs, live out in the community and are fully integrated with society. However, the majority of adults with disabilities in Singapore are residing in institutions because their families are not able to take care of them. There have been some attempts at mainstreaming adults with disabilities into the Singaporean community, however the number is very small. Although there has been much progress in the disability sector in Singapore, much work needs to be done in the adult disability sector. There are few research studies conducted on the adult disability sector in Singapore and the rest of the world (Happe & Firth, 2020; Lee & Burke, 2018). In Singapore and the rest of the world, there needs to be more of a persons centred model when working and supporting adults with disabilities. Thus, the premise of this study is how do we improve the quality of life of adults with disabilities in Singapore? How do we improve and facilitate enhancement in terms of care for adults with disabilities in Singapore?
Keywords: adults, disabilities, quality of life
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2023-01-20