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Adult Disability Homes (ADHs)

Adult Disability Homes (ADHs) provide long-term and short-term residential care for adults with disabilities.


ADHs provide long-term residential care for adults with disabilities who are neglected or whose caregivers are incapable of giving care.

Short-term respite care can also be provided for adults with disabilities whose caregivers are temporarily unable to provide care for them.

These homes aim to maximise the abilities of adults with disabilities through a host of recreational and training activities as well as the required therapies.

SG Enable provides referrals to government-funded ADHs in Singapore.

Who can Apply

Admissions of persons with disabilities into an ADH should be considered as a last resort and only when it is in their best interests. They should otherwise be encouraged and assisted to live in the community for as long as possible.

For non-statutory admission, the applicants should be:

  1. Between 18 and 55 years old#^
  2. Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents1
  3. Diagnosed with congenital disabilities of the following nature:
    • Physical
    • Intellectual (IQ level of less than 70)
    • Sensory (Hearing/Visual Impairment)
    • Developmental (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • A combination of two or more of the above
    • *Applicants with acquired disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants may not be eligible if they have one or more of the following:

  • They have untreated infectious disease
  • They are suffering from serious psychotic disorders and/or serious behavioural problems that require them to be under close individual supervision or nursing care.

# Special needs children of SPED School-going age should be encouraged and assisted to remain in School for as long as possible. Parents of SPED graduands may approach their School to discuss the transition plans of the children prior graduating from School.

^ Persons with disabilities who are below age 21 would need the consent of parents or legal guardians for their application.

For Permanent Residents, at least one immediate family member must be a Singaporean Citizen. Immediate family member refers to spouses, parents, children of the applicant, including step-parents and step-children.

How to Apply

Please approach a social worker from a touchpoint (e.g. Social Service Agency (SSA), hospital and etc.) for assistance in submitting an application for ADH. If you are currently not receiving support from any social service or medical touchpoints, you may approach SG Enable for assistance with submitting an application.

Submission of applications to SG Enable by Social Workers (Online or Hard Copy)

  1. Online submission (Recommended)
    Log into e-Services using your CorpPass

    If required, you may download the forms below for use:

  2. OR

  3. Hard copy submission
    Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

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    By Post
    SG Enable - Adult Disability Services
    20 Lengkok Bahru
    Singapore 159053

    By Email

Upon receiving the referral, SG Enable will contact you to provide information to help you make an informed decision on your choice of service.

Acceptance into the programme at the preferred home is subject to the availability of vacancies and approval of the home management.

Application Processing

SG Enable will contact you within 10 working days upon receiving the completed application together with the required supporting documents from the touchpoint. SG Enable will also update the social worker who assisted in the application on the status of the application.

More Information

For more information about ADHs, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

To learn more about the ADH services offered by different organisations, download the Adult Disability Homes Service Matrix (PDF).

Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable or call 1800-8585-885.