Then And Now: The Organization Of Singapore’s Social Service Landscape Post Grad Diploma In Social Work Assignment

1424 words - 6 pages

Then and Now: The Organization of
Singapore’s Social Service Landscape
Singapore has come a long way in its development since its devastating post-war climate in 1945. 50 years on, Singapore has transcended from a third-world to a first-world nation. This notion made famous by founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew, has arguably captioned the nation as a growth miracle. Dubbed as one of the richest nation in the Eastern hemisphere (Reuters, 2015), the success of Singapore is attributed to its ability to balance the equilibriums of economic and social progress. One way of achieving this equilibrium is based on the pragmatic philosophy that the nation abides to (Khan, 2001), of which its origins have been found dating back to Singapore’s post-war periods.
The aftermath of the Japanese Occupation left the nation in utter chaos. With widespread cases of illnesses, employment and the lack of proper housing and sanitation, immediate actions were taken to stabilize the nation. The British colony, which reinstated its reign in post-war Singapore, established the Social Welfare Department (SWD) in 1946 as its first initiative in improving Singapore’s social welfare landscape.
The SWD directed resources to five pressing areas of post-war Singapore - food, housing, the provision of relief, youth welfare, women and children. For instance, the communal feeding programs introduced by SWD were successful in curbing malnutrition and inflated food prices by providing cheap yet nutritious meals to citizens. Starting initially as People’s Restaurant, which served food at 35-cents per plate, the SWD later expanded to Family Restaurants that provided meals at 8-cents per plate. Pre-school children were able to receive free meals at child-feeding centres, of which the first was set up at Havelock Road. Later, these child-feeding centres evolved into Children Social Centres (CSC) to engage and educate children so that they do not fall into juvenile delinquency (Maisharah, 2008).
Till today, feeding schemes such as Willing Hearts’ free meal program are still active in the provision of meals to the underprivileged. Although volunteer-run, the vision of Willing Hearts in providing meals as a means of rehabilitation has lineage to SWD’s earlier intent in alleviating Singapore’s post-war hardships (Willing Hearts, 2016). Former CSCs have also taken on the new role as Community Centres (CC), where members of the community regardless of age and race can gather to build friendship through group activities, receive social support and public information. CCs therefore act as platforms to foster social bonding and solicit public concerns and feedback (People’s Association, 2017). Hence, many social services today are extensions and enhancements of measures that were once implemented to cope with post-war Singapore.
Another distinct trademark of Singapore’s organization of social services that originated f...


The then and now of Schizophrenia - harold washington/english - essay

1868 words - 8 pages Running Head: THE THEN AND NOW OF SCHIZOPHRENIA 1 THE THEN AND NOW OF SCHIZOPHRENIA 3 The then and now of Schizophrenia Treona Carter Professor: Templegean-Hemphill English 120 Abstract This essay is focused solely and discusses first a little history about schizophrenia and where the word comes from also, the effects of schizophrenia what it is

HR Management in a Business Context - National College of Ireland. Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management - Assignment

1668 words - 7 pages are those related to the job itself, such as achievements, sense of responsibility and problem solving and that employees will be motivated to produce quality products when they feel engaged with the company and have pride in their work. Extrinsic rewards are external, this is where pay is considered, job security, competitive salaries. Therefore, productivity could be improved through a mixture of both types of factors. So, if the company is

values and ethics of social work practice - university bsc2year - essay

2713 words - 11 pages parties are treated fairly. Care and fairness come in handy to distribute resources to the service user and makes sure that no one is left out. Efficient systems, therefore, promote economic growth which is a major concern for the country. Adequate skills and knowledge are another relevance in the contemporary social work. Ethics and values tend to promote the best outcomes from each action, such as in the case of consequentialism. For any social

modern therapy of the indigenous monkeys - Social Work - essay

921 words - 4 pages we then behave in ways that are consistent with those beliefs” (Corey, 2017 p.272). Goals For Therapy According to Corey (2017), Ellis mentions that the main goal of therapy is for the person to become psychollagically healthy. For this to occur, the person needs to stop blaming themselves or others and learn to accept themselves without conditions (p.272). Firstly, by using the A-B-C Framework, the client is taught how their beliefs about events

The Concept Of Social Identity, Social Class,Gender And Ethnicity

1730 words - 7 pages situation determined social identities of all individuals within society. Marx viewed class as greater than even gender or ethnicity.Gender often refers to the socially constructed categories of masculine and feminine. Society uses these biological differences to assign various social roles to each of the two genders. Such as the age-old concept that women's place are in the home while men, the providers, must work to support their wives and

managent chapter 3 approaches to social responisibility - diploma public administration - assignment

532 words - 3 pages Name and describe the four (4) approaches to social responsibility. DEFINATION Social responsibility is an ethical suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. A trade-off may exist between economic development, in the material sense, and

Assessment in social work – application to a case study - The Open University - Essay

2097 words - 9 pages establish why they have happened in Angharad’s life triggering the crisis, the last thing she needs is the added pressure of a house move at this time. Using the social work process by firstly establishing the issues with the service user which I consider to be the presenting problem of her fall, the memory problems and lack of food in the house. The GP then prescribing medication for arthritis and depression confirm the need for assessment. The need

What's the Difference between Male and Female Attitudes to work, social and home life

618 words - 3 pages IntroductionThe first aim of this report is to show if female's status in the fields of work, home, and social life, has improved compared with ten years ago. Another aim is to describe the different attitudes between men and women towards the change of female's status.All information about the report was collected via a questionnaire survey of 12 people in one class of Pre-sessional courses in Loughborough University. The questionnaire was

Social, Political, and Economic Canadian Events of WW2 - Social Studies 10 - Assignment

2398 words - 10 pages and tin. First they surprise bombed  the American Naval base in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, then the American  colony the Philippines. America, surprised by the bombings, joined the war  on the side of the Allies and declared war on Japan. Japan and the Axis  declared war on America. The world was now at war.   15. BATTLE OF HONG KONG  a. After the bombing in Pearl Harbour Japan attacked the British colony,  Hong Kong, where 2 Canadian units were. The

Evaluate the effectiveness of health and social care - langly park school - Assignment

1349 words - 6 pages Free affecting them. Another benefit for the patients is that not only will they get good service but it will also continue when they get home. This is because health care workers will be coming to visit these individuals within their own homes. Whilst these health professionals work together they still have to follow the code of conduct and legislations put in place to protect themselves and also the patients as well. As individuals who suffer from

Social Change And The Position Of Women In Silla And Koryo

1573 words - 7 pages dynasty founded and ruled by a military commander named Wang Kon (T'aego), did just that. It kept many of the female-centered features of Silla's social system, which will be discussed in the following paragraphs. (Kim, p11) During the declination of the Silla dynasty and the formation of the newly developed Koryo dynasty, social changes were minimal while the position of women remained quite similar in accordance with their family lifestyles

government policy, planning and administration - Social work - report

2843 words - 12 pages :// Islop, I. K. (2016). Where to social work in a brave new neoliberal Aotearoa? Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 28(1), 5-12. Keddall, E. (2007). Cultural identity and the Childrens, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989: Ideology, Policy and Practice. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 32. New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse. (2016). Proposal to deprioritise placing Maori

Aism and Objective for Research - Social Work Research - Essay

1589 words - 7 pages AIMS  &  OBJECTIVE   1   Intervention of Youths at Risk of Suicide Within The Juvenile System Jessica Nare & Nancy Le SOCW 3308 Social Work Research Methods Dr. Holli Slater October 14, 2018 AIMS  &  OBJECTIVE   2   Peer Review In our opinion, the authors’ objectives and purpose were very well thought out and descriptive when discussing the subject matter for research methods, the critical need for such research, and their plan

Psychology paper on beliefs and values - Social work - Essay

862 words - 4 pages we both had a way to where we needed to be even if it was different places at the same time. As I moved into senior year everything started to get easier. I was able to sign myself out of school, drive home from school, and even pick my cousins up from school if need be. Since I’ve never even met my father its always been just me and my mom. We’ve had to work hard for everything we have and then some. One weekend in the summer of 2018 I was

Ethical Paper on the ethics involved in the work of a Human Service Professional - Human Services - Essay

585 words - 3 pages daughter, and also to help her “get her affairs in order” before her suicide. As a human service professional I would identify the issue that Becky has presented to me about her wanting to kill herself as an ethical issue that I would need to make some important decisions about. I have a legal and ethical responsibility as a human service professional to make decisions that are in the best interest of, and promote the well-being of my clients. I