TOUCH Caregivers (TCG) Centre was Singapore’s first resource centre for caregivers looking after the aged, sick or disabled.

 



Guest-of-Honour, Mr Chan Soo Sen, with Mr Eugene Seow, Executive Director of TOUCH Community Services, at the inaugural launch of Caregivers’ Week 2004




Guest-of-Honour, Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, with Mr Eugene Seow, Executive Director of TOUCH Community Services, at the official launch of Caregivers’ Week 2005



TCG provides customised training to help caregivers deliver quality care to their recipients.









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Here’s a look at some of our milestones:

2002




TOUCH Caregivers (TCG) Centre, Singapore’s national resource centre, was officially opened by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the then Minister of State for Ministry of National Development.

Caregivers’ website was launched to recognise the contributions of caregivers within the community, as well as to provide a forum for caregivers to link up with one other and share experiences and advice.

2003


Set up Helpline to attend to caregivers' queries regarding services and resources available for the frail elderly and their caregivers.



2004







Launched the inaugural Caregivers' Week to create greater awareness of caregiving issues. The event was supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and officiated by Mr Chan Soo Sen, former Minister of State, Ministry of Education and MCYS.

Published a bilingual Caregiver’s Guide, a practical resource tool for caregivers, providing useful tips, information and references on the responsibilities and knowledge of caregiving.






2005





Launched Caregivers' Week 2005, where the theme of the campaign was focused on the health and well-being of the caregivers. The event was supported by MCYS, NCSS, Health Promotion Board and the Singapore Kindness Movement, and officiated by Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, MCYS.

Published a seven-day self-care flipchart – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body – containing useful tips on healthy living to encourage caregivers to look after themselves physically and mentally.






2006




To better cater to the changing needs of caregivers of the frail elderly, TCG re-aligned its focus from providing information to delivering customised home-based services to caregivers.

Launched two new caregivers programme, TOUCH Care and Falls Risks Management Programme, to help caregivers provide day-to-day assistance for care recipients.








2008
Relaunched TCG website to provide more updated and relevant information to better meet the needs of caregivers.

Approved Caregivers Training provider by Centre for Enabled Living









2010
Launched Care Line with extended hours




2011
Provided professional inputs in Marine Parade Town Audit for livability and accessibility for the elderly population.




2012
Approved Caregivers Training provider for Foreign Domestic Worker Grant

Conducted Town Audits for Taman Jurong, Whampoa and Bedok for livability and accessibility for the elderly population.

 
 
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