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Health and Social Support

To enable every Singaporean to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, and to better care for themselves and for others around them.

Our population is ageing rapidly and birth rates remain low. These demographic changes place growing demands on our healthcare system and caregivers. At the same time, some lower-income families face complex and interrelated challenges. We need to continually understand the needs of our society, and provide greater assurance in healthcare, family well-being and social assistance. We must work together for a better tomorrow.

 

The Care Pillar will explore how we as a society can empower families and individuals, by focusing on the following shifts:

 

• From healthcare provision to population health – a society where Singaporeans are empowered to live longer and healthier, and age with confidence

• From support measures for parenthood to a supportive environment for strong families – a resilient society that values family well-being, supports caregiving and gives every child a good start

• From social assistance to social empowerment – many helping hands working together to uplift families and individuals in need, and to provide opportunities for all to progress in life

All of us must do our part. Let us build a stronger society, and forge a more inclusive and caring Singapore - a Singapore where we nurture and build lives together.

 

Pillar leads:
Pillar Leads: 1. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health 2. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance & National Development

Participation Opportunities

MSF SG Cares Community Network

Register for a session to share your views on how we can support social mobility.

SG Mental Well-being Network

A caring and inclusive society, where all are able to seek help and be supported, and for citizens to achieve positive mental health and well-being.

Stories

Forward Singapore: Journeying Together Towards a Fairer, Mor...

Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong met over 200 social service practitioners at the Forward Singapore Conversation.

Weaving a stronger tapestry of support for families and indi...

Minister Masagos Zulkifli met social service workers and volunteers at the SG Cares Community Network Session and ComLin...