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Homeless and rough sleepers provided with shelter and assistance

05 May 2020 < 1 min read

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Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said more than 300 people have sought shelters and assistance during the Circuit Breaker period.

The partners under PEERS Network (Partners Engaging and Empowering Rough Sleepers Network), made up of government agencies, social service agencies and ground-up community groups, together with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), are working together to offer their premises as Safe Sound Sleeping Places (S3Ps).

Mr Lee added that while some have no homes, others cannot return home due to family conflicts.

During this period, some partners have extended their capacity and operating hours in order to keep the beneficiaries indoors as much as possible.

Apart from places of worship, HDB has also provided vacant rental flats.

The Singapore Police Force and NParks are also in this initiative to refer homeless people and rough sleepers to the Social Service offices and relevant agencies for assistance.