APM in Warwick WA recently had the privilege of hosting a delegation from the Enabling Division of the Ministry of Social Family and Development (MSF), Singapore.
The Enabling Division of MSF plays a crucial role in shaping policies related to Persons with Disability and disability inclusion in Singapore.
The visit, which took place on 11 September 2023, showcased our expertise as a Local Area Coordinator and Disability Employment Services (DES) provider and our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
The Singaporean delegation was led by Ms Cynthia Leow (Senior Director, Family and Child Development Policy, MSF), and included Ms Lynn Huang (Assistant Manager, Independent Living and Caregiver Support Division, SG Enable), and Ms Ng Yunn Jia (Senior Executive, Enabling Division, MSF).
They were hosted by James Muller (General Manager – Compliance, Assurance & Development – APM Employment Services), Michael Dunphy (General Manager – APM Communities), David Wright (National Operations Manager - Participant Planning – APM Communities), and Simon Kincart (Service Area Manager – APM Communities) at APM Warwick.
During their visit, the delegation was interested in learning about APM’s experience in supporting people with disability to build their NDIS plans, set specific goals, and to secure and maintain employment.
Additionally, they were eager to understand how APM collaborates with local communities to enhance disability inclusion.
The delegation also sought insights into the support services provided by APM as a DES provider, especially for participants with moderate to high work support needs.
The Singaporean delegation noted that the knowledge they received from APM will help them assess and improve support needs for people with disability more holistically and rigorously.
The exchange between APM and the Enabling Division of MSF Singapore highlights the global importance of disability services and the shared commitment to creating inclusive societies.
As APM continues to play a pivotal role in the disability employment and support sector, this visit paves the way for future collaborations and the continued pursuit of enabling people with disability to reach their full potential.
As part of the NDIS Partners in the Community program, APM Communities help people with disability in several regions in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory to access support.
Our Local Area Coordinators (LACs) help people with disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, families and carers to identify and access the support they need.