The Community Services department is where Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients and their families to turn to for assistance in various areas. Our team of social workers and case managers provide the following services to our clients.
We provide information to clients and refer them to appropriate community resources and agencies where necessary.
We are here to support Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and seniors who have social and emotional issues.
We help obtain short-term financial assistance for eligible clients and their families in need. Clients can also approach us to help with applications for national financial assistance schemes such as Assistive Technology Fund (ATF), Special Assistance Fund (SAF), and Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF).
Clients who need assistance in employment can register with us. We will assess your employment needs and refer you to SG Enable for job matching services.
In-house, we will continue to provide job counselling and onsite support in the form of follow-ups with clients, employers and fellow colleagues for work-related issues.
This programme includes Deaf Corner in which social activities, outings, workshops, and talks are organised for members. We also run Deaf sharing sessions as well as family and parenting-based activities.
We actively work with various Voluntary Welfare Organisations, disabled-friendly companies and government agencies to better support the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
We coordinate this programme in which volunteers from the National Technological University Welfare Services Club Regular Service Project for the Hearing-Impaired (NTUWSC RSPHI) play a key role as tutors to deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The weekly tuition sessions are held at SADeaf premises, Clementi Student Service Centre, Republic Polytechnic (Woodlands) and Hersing Hub (Toa Payoh).
Other activities are also held for the students to foster bonding and encourage interaction among them and the tutors.
Our free legal clinic service is provided by two volunteer lawyers – Ms Lynette Koh and Mr Clement Ee – who have generously given their time and expertise.
Ms Koh, a litigation lawyer with a leading law firm in Singapore, is profoundly deaf in her left ear. Mr Ee is a corporate lawyer with experience in litigation, intellectual property and conveyancing.
Registered clients of SADeaf, who wish to seek any legal advice, may email to us their full name, client number and details of their query.
Interpretation charges apply if clients need the service of an interpreter.
Important note: This service is strictly for registered clients of SADeaf and is only meant to provide free legal advice and guidance for basic queries. It is not a substitute for legal representation or to attend to drafting of legal documentation, or for representation in any court or tribunal hearings. Clients are advised to seek formal legal advice and representation before acting on any preliminary information or advice given through this free legal service. If legal representation is necessary, we request our registered clients to consult lawyers formally.