Community Services

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.

Information, Consultation and Referral

We provide information to clients and refer them to appropriate community resources and agencies where necessary.

Casework & Counselling

We are here to support Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and seniors who have social and emotional issues.

Financial Assistance

Clients can 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).

 

Employment Support

We provide Job support to employers to tap on the group of potential employees from the Deaf community. As part of our service to the Deaf community, we help Deaf people to find suitable jobs.

SADeaf Job Support’s objective is to place, guide and maintain people with hearing loss into open employment with deaf-friendly employers. It also aims to provide custodian care support to both the employers as well as the Deaf employees.

Community Support Programme 

We organise and conduct various educational, recreational, and social activities in the form of outings, workshops and talks for our clients.

Community Outreach

We actively work with various Voluntary Welfare Organisations, disabled-friendly companies and government agencies to better support the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Tuition Programme

We coordinate this programme in which volunteers from the National Technological University Welfare Services Club Regular Service Project (NTUWSC RSP) Deaf Community 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.

Legal Clinic

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.