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03/2015 Updates

My Journey as a Social Worker

My Journey as a Social Worker

20 March 2015

SPD’s Community and Social Service Department (CSSD) comprises social workers or case management officers. They are professionals who put on multiple hats in order to help persons with disabilities and their caregivers lead more fulfilling lives. Our senior social worker Junaidah Baharawi shares with UPDATES why she became a social worker and her journey thus far.

Happy Social Workers’ Day 2015

Happy Social Workers’ Day 2015

20 March 2015

Social Workers’ Day (SWD) is celebrated annually worldwide on every third Tuesday in March and it fell on 17 March this year. Our professionals from the Community and Social Service Department (CSSD) took the opportunity to organise a part-celebratory-part-educational event at SPD on 18 March in the hope of sharing with everyone at SPD the work and role of social workers as well as its importance in society.

Final Countdown to the SPD Charity Show 2015

Final Countdown to the SPD Charity Show 2015

20 March 2015

We will be staging our fifth SPD Charity Show <<真情无障爱>> this Sunday, 22 March 2015, to raise funds for our various programmes and services for people with disabilities. A number of local and international artistes, alongside some SPD beneficiaries who have some form of disabilities, will perform at this year’s show to be telecast ‘live’ over Channel 8 at 7.00pm. This is what we have been doing leading up to the show.

Another Big Thank You to FMC Technologies

Another Big Thank You to FMC Technologies

20 March 2015

FMC Technologies has been a long-time SPD partner, supporting us since 2006. For close to a decade, FMC staff have been familiar faces at our events, playing the role of both volunteers and fundraisers.

Bowling with the FAC and Sheltered Workshop Trainees

Bowling with the FAC and Sheltered Workshop Trainees

06 March 2015

Drained from a busy few months rushing to meet contract deadlines for the Lunar New Year season, trainees from the Sheltered Workshop welcomed the 28 February bowling trip organised by the Freedom Adventure Club (FAC) at Jurong Superbowl.

True Group Donates Gym Equipment to SPD’s Rehabilitation Centres

True Group Donates Gym Equipment to SPD’s Rehabilitation Centres

06 March 2015

Using gym and specialised equipment for therapy is part of clinical rehabilitation for many of our clients at SPD’s rehabilitation centres to help in strength and flexibility training. Hence, we were happy to receive a donation of 12 gym equipment from fitness and wellness group, True Group. The equipment are now used at SPD Ability Centre, SPD@Tampines and SPD@Toa Payoh.

Dreams Take Flight at SPD Charity Show 2015

Dreams Take Flight at SPD Charity Show 2015

06 March 2015

The SPD Charity Show is back for the fifth year, and this time with a novel twist. At the show’s media briefing that took place at SPD Ability Centre this Wednesday, 4 March, it was revealed that the three-hour show will also incorporate an outdoor segment in the form of a getai – a first for SPD Charity Show and indeed, any local charity show - to reach out to those in the heartlands.