SG Budget 2017: S$400m a year to support persons with disabilities

THE Singapore government expects to spend around S$400 million a year on initiatives supporting persons with disabilities.

In his Singapore Government's Budget Statement for financial year 2017 in Parliament on Monday, Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat said the government would spend an additional S$160 million in the next five years as part of its community mental health efforts.

Mr Heng said a Third Enabling Masterplan will be introduced to better integrate persons with disabilities into the workforce and to give support for caregivers. There will be a strengthening of mental health support, with voluntary welfare organisations better resourced to reach those in need. The government will also provide top-ups to self help groups.

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