Our Services

The Department of Community Health provides community integrated health and social services to help individuals with chronic medical conditions live fulfilling lives in the community with their caregivers.

To maximise their health outcomes for a good quality of life, VCS works closely with healthcare institutions and other social service agencies to develop an integrated care plan for individuals who suffer from chronic medical conditions and require long term medical treatment. The Department also provides caregiver support to enhance the wellbeing of the caregivers and their capability to provide the necessary support and care.

Beyond financial assistance, VCS also provides social, mental and emotional support to these individuals and their families. Our community-based medical social services support their personal functioning and development towards their aspirations while strengthening their relationships with their families and the community.

 

  • Viriya-KK Children’s Hospital HomeCare Programme
  • Viriya MediAssist Fund
  • Viriya Children Medical Programme
  • Viriya Elderly Medical Programme

Launched in 2004, the programme provides funding to KK Children Hospital to help children purchase and maintain medical equipment for home use. This allows the children to receive treatment in the comforts of their home instead of the hospital.

Through this initiative, we hope to minimise the stress faced by their family and caregivers from logistic challenges and lack of adequate homecare. By enhancing their quality of life, we bring smiles to the faces of these children and their families.

Applications and selections of the beneficiaries are managed by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Viriya MediAssist Fund is a joint collaboration between VFSC and Potong Pasir Citizen’s Consultative Committee (CCC). Viriya MediAssist Fund was officially launched by VFSC’s patron, Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, Adviser to Potong Pasir Constituency on 1 August 2015.

The purpose of Viriya MediAssist Fund is to cover the basic and medical needs of Potong Pasir residents. The fund covers their medical treatment, medial follow-ups, medical equipment and consumables, treatments and other support services such as home help service and home rectification. VFSC’s social work practitioners provide casework and counselling to the individuals and work with the family on topics such as caregivers’ stress, family conflicts and referral to other support services.

Eligibility:

  1. Resident of Potong Pasir Consituency.
  2. Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident.
  3. Gross per capita monthly household income of $690 and below.
  4. Requires medical treatment or attention.

Quantum:
Based on the individual’s financial assessment.

Launched in June 2010, the Viriya Children Medical Programme (VCMP) helps children who requires long term medical care from the SingHealth hospitals. The programme was subsequently expanded to all the medical institutions in Singapore.

VCMP also works closely with the parents and caregivers to meet the needs of the family, including the siblings of the direct beneficiary to ensure that their care and developmental needs are not compromised.

Programme Component:

  • Financial assistance to help with the increased cost due to medical needs.
  • Casework to identify and meet varying needs of child and family.
  • Caregiver support activities such as support group, self-care programmes.
  • Family bonding activities to improve family relationships and resilience.
  • Social and recreational activities to build mutual support network.

Eligibility:

  1. Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident (PR). If he/she is a PR, at least one immediate family member must be a Singapore Citizen.
  2. Age 16 years old and below (at the point of application).
  3. Certified by a registered medical doctor as requiring long-term medical attention (i.e. of at least 6 months).
  4. Gross monthly family per capita income of $690 or less.

Quantum:
Successful applicants are provided with S$100 worth of assistance per month and can be further supported by other VCS’ programmes and services.

Launched on 13 July 2013, the Viriya Elderly Medical Programme (VEMP) provides financial support to seniors with various medical conditions.

Aside from covering their daily expenses, VEMP also provides subsidies to cover other expenses such as transport, TCM treatment and other consumables.

Our social work practitioners will work with eldercare agencies and hospitals to provide community care for the seniors. Case management services will also be provided to link the beneficiaries to the required community resources.

Eligibility:

  1. Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident (PR).
  2. Age 65 years old and above (at the point of application).
  3. Has to be suffering from at least one chronic illness such as diabetes, kidney failure, mobility issues or mental health issues and is currently undergoing treatment.
  4. Certified by a registered medical doctor as requiring long-term medical attention (i.e. of at least 6 months).
  5. Gross monthly family per capita income of $690 or less.
  6. No to low family or social support.

Quantum:

Successful applicants are provided with S$100 worth of assistance per month and can be further supported by other VCS’ programmes and services.