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NTUC inks deal with Caregiver Asia

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NTUC inks deal with Caregiver Asia

The two agree­ments include pro­vid­ing care­giver ser­vices as well as train­ing and employ­ment opportunities.

Care­giver Asia, a com­pany that pro­vides on-​demand care ser­vices, and two National Trades Union Con­gress’ (NTUC) social enter­prises have inked sep­a­rate agree­ments to col­lab­o­rate to pro­vide care­giver ser­vices over Care­giver Asia’s online plat­form, and to train and accredit care­givers to be free­lance care­givers in homes.

NTUC Health will pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive range of qual­ity and afford­able home­care ser­vices includ­ing home per­sonal care and home health­care ser­vices through Care­giver Asia’s online care­giver book­ing plat­form. Online book­ing for NTUC Health’s team of med­ical pro­fes­sion­als and trained care­givers is imme­di­ate and hassle-​free.

NTUC Learn­ingHub (LHUB) will also col­lab­o­rate with Care­giver Asia to upgrade the knowl­edge and skill set of free­lance home care­givers through a series of Work­force Skills Qual­i­fi­ca­tion (WSQ) courses and indi­vid­u­als can use their Skills­Fu­ture credit for these courses. They include: WSQ Work in a Safe Work­ing Envi­ron­ment that Meets the Work­place Safety and Health (Health­care) Guide­lines, WSQ Assist Clients with Clin­i­cal Care Needs, and WSQ Sup­port Clients in Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Exer­cises and Activ­i­ties of Daily Living.

Yeo Wan Ling, CEO of Care­giver Asia, said, “With the train­ing accred­i­ta­tion, it will increase care­givers’ exper­tise and knowl­edge as well as assure ‘care­seek­ers’ that the ser­vices ren­dered are up-​to-​date and professional.”

In addi­tion, LHUB and Care­giver Asia will pro­duce three sets of three-​minute e-​learning videos on the proper and appro­pri­ate tech­niques on hand hygiene, groom­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion for caregivers. These videos will help in prepar­ing care­givers for home care­giv­ing and will be hosted on Care­giver Asia’s e-​learning plat­form.

Added Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO of NTUC Learn­ingHub: “We are pleased to be work­ing with Care­giver Asia on this project. Sin­ga­pore is age­ing fast. The need for man­power in the elder­care indus­try is increas­ing cor­re­spond­ingly and we hope to equip our elder­care work­ers with the rel­e­vant skill set. The train­ing will also help fam­ily mem­bers who are tak­ing care of their elder­lies at home. Through this ini­tia­tive, we hope to build a robust eco-​system of elder car­ers to cope with the age­ing pop­u­la­tion in Singapore.”

(** PHOTO CRED­ITS: Care­giver Asia)



The two agreements include providing caregiver services as well as training and employment opportunities.

 

Caregiver Asia, a company that provides on-demand care services, and two National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) social enterprises have inked separate agreements to collaborate to provide caregiver services over Caregiver Asia’s online platform, and to train and accredit caregivers to be freelance caregivers in homes.

NTUC Health will provide a comprehensive range of quality and affordable homecare services including home personal care and home healthcare services through Caregiver Asia’s online caregiver booking platform. Online booking for NTUC Health’s team of medical professionals and trained caregivers is immediate and hassle-free.

NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) will also collaborate with Caregiver Asia to upgrade the knowledge and skill set of freelance home caregivers through a series of Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses and individuals can use their SkillsFuture credit for these courses. They include: WSQ Work in a Safe Working Environment that Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines, WSQ Assist Clients with Clinical Care Needs, and WSQ Support Clients in Rehabilitation Exercises and Activities of Daily Living.

Yeo Wan Ling, CEO of Caregiver Asia, said, “With the training accreditation, it will increase caregivers’ expertise and knowledge as well as assure ‘careseekers’ that the services rendered are up-to-date and professional.”

In addition, LHUB and Caregiver Asia will produce three sets of three-minute e-learning videos on the proper and appropriate techniques on hand hygiene, grooming and communication for caregivers. These videos will help in preparing caregivers for home caregiving and will be hosted on Caregiver Asia’s e-learning platform.

Added Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO of NTUC LearningHub: “We are pleased to be working with Caregiver Asia on this project. Singapore is ageing fast. The need for manpower in the eldercare industry is increasing correspondingly and we hope to equip our eldercare workers with the relevant skill set. The training will also help family members who are taking care of their elderlies at home. Through this initiative, we hope to build a robust eco-system of elder carers to cope with the ageing population in Singapore.”

 

(** PHOTO CREDITS: Caregiver Asia)

 


 

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