by Growing Needs | Aug 2, 2023 | Community, Resources
In Singapore, there are several support groups available for caregivers that offer valuable resources and a sense of community. Below are some resources available for caregivers to consider:
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF): BCF offers a range of support services for caregivers of breast cancer patients. They organize support group sessions that provide emotional support, educational materials, and practical tips for caregivers navigating the complexities of cancer care. Tel: 6352 560
Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL): CAL is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to caregivers in Singapore. They offer caregiver training, counseling services, support group sessions, and educational workshops to help caregivers navigate their caregiving journey. Tel: 64604400
Caregivers Welfare Association (CWA) : CWA is a non-profit Voluntary Welfare Organization that provides Welfare and Social Support services to assist the elderly and their caregivers in their caregiving process. CWA currently runs two caregiver support groups for caregivers to connect with one another. You can call 6734 2991 for more details.
Dementia Singapore (DS): DS focuses on supporting caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They organize caregiver support groups where individuals can share their experiences, learn coping strategies, and gain insights from professionals specializing in dementia care. Tel: 6377 0700
Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS): PSS provides support to caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. They conduct caregiver support group sessions that offer a safe space for caregivers to connect, share challenges, and access resources to enhance their caregiving skills and knowledge. Tel: 6353 5338
Ren Ci Community Hospital: Ren Ci Community Hospital runs caregiver support groups for individuals caring for elderly loved ones. These groups focus on addressing the specific challenges faced by caregivers of the elderly, offering a platform to share experiences and seek guidance from healthcare professionals. Tel: 6385 0288
Singapore Cancer Society (SCS): SCS offers support to caregivers of cancer patients through their caregiver support group sessions. These groups provide emotional support, share information about available resources, and facilitate connections with other caregivers facing similar circumstances. Tel: 1800 727 3333
Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF): SHF is a social service agency aims at educating and motivating the public, assisting those affected and supporting community-based research to better understand the landscape of heart disease in Singapore. Tel: 6354 9340
Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA): SNSA is the national support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Their Stroke Support Groups (SSG) is a network of stroke survivors, caregivers, and volunteers where they meet informally, participate in social activities together, offer emotional support to one another, and share common challenges and knowledge about stroke. Tel: 8125 1446
Above are just some examples of the support groups available in Singapore for caregivers. It is important to research and reach out to these organizations or others specific to your caregiving situation to find the most suitable support group for your needs. Be it joining a caregivers’ support group or establishing your own support group with fellow caregivers, the support group offers immense benefits, including emotional support, practical advice, peer learning, reduced isolation, self-care reminders, and collective advocacy. It creates a space where caregivers can find solace, empowerment, and the strength to navigate the challenges of caregiving more effectively.
Growing Needs grew out of our own encounters with caring for our aging parents and reflecting on the Growing Needs that we ourselves would face as we advance in years. We hope to build a community that will learn, share and contribute towards caring for the growing needs of our loved ones.