Adult Disability Services

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The Adult Disability Services in CPH provides psychological services and assessments to clients in the Day Activity Centre (DACs), and Adult Disability Homes (ADHs).

Adult Disability Homes (ADH)

The ADH provides long-term residential care for adults with disabilities who are neglected or whose caregivers are unable to providing care. Short-term respite care can also be provided for adults with disabilities whose caregivers are temporarily unable to provide care for them. These homes aim to maximise the abilities of adults with disabilities through a host of recreational and training activities, as well as the required therapies.


Day Activity Centres (DAC)

The DAC is a community-based facility that provides care and skills training to persons with disabilities aged 16 and above. The DAC programme is designed to equip persons with disabilities with daily living skills and community living skills to maximise their independence. The activities also aims to meaningfully occupy persons with disabilities with social and recreational actitivies. Therapeutic and behavioural intervention services may be provided at some centres. DAC also provide a form of respite for caregivers during the day.

 

Our psychologists are deployed to DACs or ADHs to provide a range of services such as the assessment of clients for behavioural and mental health issues, behavioural support for disabled adults with challenging behaviours, working together and coaching other workers and therapists and supporting the Social Service Organisations in building a stronger quality-of-life and engagement programmes for the clients.

Hear more about Adult Disability from our Counselling Psychologist, Madhavi Manickvasagam!

The communication barriers were quite challenging to overcome; and sometimes, I cannot directly ask the client what’s wrong, and that can be very frustrating to work with as well, so it is a steep learning curve for me.
— Madhavi Manickvasagam, Counselling Psychologist