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Day Activity Centres (DACs)

Day Activity Centres (DACs) provide care and skills training for adults with disabilities during the day.

More places in Day Activity Centres (DACs)

In March 2024, the Ministry of Family Development announced plans to add 500 places in DACs by 2030, up from the current 1,800.



DAC is a community-based facility that provides care and skills training to persons with disabilities aged 18 and above.

The DAC programme is designed to equip persons with disabilities with daily living skills and community living skills to maximise their independence. The activities also aims to meaningfully occupy persons with disabilities with social and recreational activities. Therapeutic and behavioural intervention services may be provided at some centres. DAC also provide a form of respite for caregivers during the day.

Who can Apply

Applicants should be:

  1. 18 years old and above#^
  2. Singapore citizens of 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.

  4. Applicants should not be suffering from any communicable disease that is still contagious.

#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 Singapore 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 DAC. 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

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    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

    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 centre is subject to the availability of vacancies and approval of the centre 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 DACs, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

To learn more about the organisations that participate in the DAC programme, please download the following:

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