Sheltered Workshops offer employment and/or vocational training to adults with disabilities who do not possess the competencies or skills for open employment.
Sheltered workshops allow participants to practice in jobs or tasks where the processes are either simple or broken down into simpler steps. Participants will gain valuable experience at the workshop, thereby improving their prospects for open employment.
SG Enable provides referral to government-aided Sheltered Workshops for adults with disabilities in Singapore.
Who can Apply
Applicants should be:
- 18 years old and above#^
- Singapore citizens of Permanent Residents1
- Diagnosed with congenital disabilities of the following nature:
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
^Persons with disabilities who are below age 21 would need the consent of parents or legal guardians for their application.
1 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, etc.) for assistance in submitting an application to SG Enable.
Submissions of applications to SG Enable
Online submission (Recommended)
Log into e-Services using your CorpPass
If required, you may download the forms below for use:Read More
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Hard copy submission
Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents
SG Enable - Adult Disability Services
20 Lengkok Bahru
+65 6226 2366
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.
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.
For more information about Sheltered Workshops, please visit our frequently asked questions page.
To learn more about the Sheltered Workshop programmes provided by different organisations, please download the Sheltered Workshop Programme Service Matrix (PDF).
Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800-8585-885.