Usage of Caregivers’ Training Grant

Parliamentary Question, 3 Sep 2019

Ms Anthea Ong asked the Minister for Health for each year from 2013 to 2018 (a) what is the number of care-givers broken down by caregiver type, such as family member or domestic worker, who have used the Care-givers’ Training Grant; and (b) which is the most popular care-giving course.

Mr Gan Kim Yong: From 2013 to 2018, the number of unique caregivers1 who utilised the Care-givers Training Grant (CTG), and their profile are as follows:

The care-giving courses that are most frequently taken up under the CTG are eldercare courses, such as those equipping caregivers to assist those who need help with Activities of Daily Living, and to care for seniors with dementia.

Note(s) to question 7:

1 Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

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