Monday, April 23, 2018

IGNITING passion in the Community Care sector


40 Community Care staff came together for the first run of AIC’s IGNITE Training Programme from 18 to 20 April 2018. The session they attended was the first of three modules in the programme, which is designed to introduce the sector to middle-management staff.

Prema Govindan, Deputy Director, Ageing Planning Office shared about the Action Plan for Successful Ageing which outlines how Singaporeans will be supported to live well and age gracefully.
The session gave peers the chance to network.
Participants also had the opportunity to participate in Meals on Wheels, facilitated by TOUCH Home Care.
On day two of the programme, participants attended a tour at St Luke’s ElderCare (SLEC) Ayer Rajah Centre. The tour was conducted by Dr Kenny Tan, CEO, SLEC (middle, in light purple).
To conclude the module on the third day, three Community Care staff who had joined the sector through the Senior Management Associate Scheme shared about their experiences.

Here’s what some participants thought about the programme:

“A lot of insightful sharing, very relevant. [The presenters] were open to discussion, very transparent. ”
– Elton Tan, Vanguard Healthcare

“Good curriculum which provides not only theoretical information, but also attachment to providers which gives a better understanding on what the sector is doing as well as the challenges they face.”
– Felicia See, Home Nursing Foundation

“[I learnt how to] think macro and adapt to the changing healthcare landscape. There were also opportunities to learn from other Voluntary Welfare Organisations to design effective programmes for the elderly.”
– Elaine Tan, Singapore Cancer Society

“The programme equipped me with a good understanding of the funding and grants available.”
– Simon Wee, SLEC

To find out more about the IGNITE Training Programme, please contact Angelia Tan at or 6593 3927.

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