Programmes & Services
The Metta Home for the Disabled and Metta Home Day Activity Centre were set up in December 2000 to offer community care options to needy individuals aged between 18 and 55 with multiple disabilities.
Funded by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), the former is a purpose-built facility designed to accommodate 103 residents, whereas the latter is supported under the MCYS and Tote Board Social Service Fund to provide day care services for a capacity of 50 beneficiaries.
Our programmes aim to equip all recipients with the skills and means to lead independent and fulfilling lives, so as to achieve social integration and quality of life.
Tending them with holistic care and working closely with their primary caregivers to provide well-rounded support is a multi-disciplinary team comprising a social worker, training officers, staff nurses, assistant nurses, nursing and therapy aides.
Centred on the concept of a seamless care continuum, our services seek to integrate our residents into the normal flow of lives, while ensuring that their transitions into different life phases are planned around their needs and priorities.
Characterised by enhanced versatility and accessibility, our programmes are structured to suit residents of various age groups and disability profiles.
With moderate to severe disabilities effecting higher functional limitations in them, our training and intervention strategies focus on developing their capabilities in self-help, community living, socialisation, perceptual-cognitive and motor skills.
Mastery of self-help skills are taught via training programmes and assimilated into their daily routines to help them carry out activities of daily living with minimal assistance.
Group sports are introduced with the objectives of interaction, rehabilitation and fitness in mind.
Encouraging normal patterns of living and boosting their emotional well-being are community-based programmes that engender warmth and integration.
Outings to places of interest and use of public amenities are conducted thrice weekly in small groups to maintain relevant community exposure, from which they learn to adopt appropriate social behaviour.
Attending to their health care needs round-the-clock are qualified live-in nurses. In addition, specialist intervention services like physiotherapy and occupational therapy are carried out for residents and day care beneficiaries who suffer from impaired motor skills, while sensory activities are included for residents with severe to profound disabilities.
Day Activity Serivces
Despite framework similarities to our sister centre Metta Day Activity Centre for the Intellectually Disabled, our training curriculum is customised to meet our beneficiaries’ unique needs and capabilities.
Besides covering areas like activities of daily living and community living skills, it also focuses on pre-vocational skills, social and recreational involvement, as well as enrichment programmes to reinforce their independent living skills, adaptive behaviour and social attributes.
Cooking lessons are held on Mondays, whereas social outings are conducted between Tuesdays and Thursdays to promote community living skills. Hydrotherapy sessions take place every Friday.