Tag Archives: Needy

HELP FOR NEEDY DEPENDS ON WHICH TOWN COUNCILS THEY ARE IN?

I am somewhat confused. Can anyone help to explain what does “would ensure that there was no excessive help given to some particular needy persons on the one hand, and no neglect of families on the other hand, ensuring a spread of support to all households that need support” mean? According to the ComCare annual report for FY2015 – there were 39,548 unique households (86,759 unique beneficiaries) that received financial assistance. So, how do we decide which of the 39,548 households to give the eggs for only 2,500 needy households to? Is it not indicative, arguably, of how inadequate our assistance programmes under ComCare are? With each Community Development Council (CDC) or town council having their own piecemeal assistance programmes – we may have a situation whereby getting milk powder or eggs, etc, may depend on where you live.

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ARE SG DOING ENOUGH FOR OUR NEEDY CITIZENS?

Makes you wonder how much prices have risen, and how far behind the poor and needy are left behind by the high cost of living. We keep saying that Singapore is a wealthy nation, but a true show of wealth is how a nation treat it's needy. Are we doing enough?

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DO NEEDY WHO ARE OFFERED HELP DEPENDENT ON WHERE THEY STAY?

It would appear that some constituencies have such schemes, whilst others don’t, and the type and quantum of assistance varies. So, does it mean that a needy family may have to depend on luck – dependent upon where they live? Why can’t the Government fund and operate such a scheme across all constituencies?

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