16 November 2011
Issues relating to eldercare, education and employment came up tops at a Pre-Budget 2012 Forum organised by REACH, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.
Views of the public were sought on how the Government should prioritise its budget at the 90-minute dialogue chaired by Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, and REACH Chairman, Dr Amy Khor.
Suggestions received include:
- lowering the qualifying age for elderly subsidies at polyclinics
- investing more in dementia care and caregiver training
- providing more funding for preschool education and neighbourhood schools, and
- reducing Singapore’s reliance on foreign workers.
Feedback is open till 5 February 2012 at www.reach.gov.sg/budgetsg.
Source: REACH portal