New Programme to Help People with Spinal Cord and Stroke Injuries Re-Join the Workforce | SPD - Singapore
New Programme to Help People with Spinal Cord and Stroke Injuries Re-Join the Workforce
The team conducting assessments to maximise the clients' employment potential.The team conducting assessments to maximise the clients' employment potential.
SPD has launched a new programme in June to help prepare stroke survivors and those with spinal cord-related injuries to return to mainstream workforce. The programme encompasses active rehabilitation, work readiness training and employment support.
The Transition Programme for Employment (TPE) helps young adults below 50 years old.
“Stroke survivors and people with spinal cord injuries may have physical limitations, but are cognitively capable. Many of them want, and are able, to contribute to society. We believe that with the right training and support, they can return to the workforce. This is what the TPE aims to do,” said Susan Teo, programme head of TPE.
The TPE is supported by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and employment support specialists. The team conducts regular assessments and reviews the clients’ progress to track goals and maximise their employment potential.
To find out more about more about the programme, please contact Jesslyn Phua at Jesslyn_PHUA@spd.org.sg or Susan Teo at Susan_TEO@spd.org.sg. Employers interested to know how people with disabilities and their potential employers can be supported to facilitate successful hiring and job accommodation can contact Lee Hui Lin from our employment support team at LEE_Hui_Lin@spd.org.sg.