Safe Home Community Impact Fund offers a one-stop home modification service to retrofit a safer and more accessible home environment to improve the quality of life for recovering seniors as well as persons with disabilities. Modification works include widening doors, levelling floors and building ramps for wheelchair access, installing grab bars and lowering light switches.
As the only community-funded initiative for customised home modification in Singapore, the scheme supports 150 financially disadvantaged individuals every year. Since the programme started in 2013, a total of about 700 homes have benefited from home modifications. Implemented in partnership with TOUCH Community Services, Safe Home Community Impact Fund has seen encouraging results over the years, with more than 90% of the applicants reporting functional improvements, thus enabling more seniors to live safely in their homes.
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