Sheltered Workshop | SPD - Singapore


Sheltered Workshop

  • Employment and vocational training for people with disabilities


    The Sheltered Workshop is both a place for employment and vocational training for people with disabilities. The projects and small contract work that we secure from various organisations provide a real work environment for our trainees, thus improving their future employment prospects.


    Trainees at the Sheltered Workshop are engaged in sub-contract work such as packaging, letter-shopping, tagging of products and the likes. Trainees in another section of the workshop are involved in projects relating to data entry, digital scanning, administrative tasks and the document preparation. The ultimate aim was to graduate these trainees to the open employment after their training


    Trainees at the Sheltered Workshop are engaged in packaging sub-contract work


    In addition, we also have craftsmen at the workshop who possess skills honed over 20 years in the trade of bookbinding, book restoration and fabrication of lifestyle products such as notebooks, photo frames and photo albums. The finished products are of commercial quality and are charged at highly competitive prices. Education institutions, commercial organisations and private individuals are among our satisfied customers.


    Craftsmen with disabilities engaging in bookbinding and book restoration services and the creation of lifestyle gifts.


    Entry requirements and application
    Applicants must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who

    • have a permanent disability (including physical/developmental/visual/hearing impairment);
    • be 16 years of age or above;
    • be able to attend to individual’s basic activities of daily living.


    Eligible applicants will be assessed for suitability and is free for all eligible applicants. Please complete the SPD Referral Form and e-mail it to us at, or fax at 6323 7008, or mail it to:


    Sheltered Workshop
    2 Peng Nguan Street
    SPD Ability Centre
    Singapore 168955


    We provide transport for Sheltered Workshop trainees via a fleet of specially-adapted vehicles, to and from the SPD Ability Centre and their homes. Transport fees apply.


    For more information, please contact:
    Ms Ruth Lim

    Tel: 6579 0719

    Email: click here to email