Established in 1988, the Red Cross Home for the Disabled has been providing long term residential and respite care to individuals with severe multiple disabilities of a neuro-muscular and cognitive nature. Located in Family Link @ Lengkok Bahru, our cadre of dedicated staff provides round-the-clock care and tends to the daily needs of our adult and child residents.
At RCHD, we aim to enhance and enrich the lives of our residents by providing the best care that we possibly can. Due to the nature of their disabilities, our residents are unable to spend long periods of time outdoors; as such, we strive to bring as much of the outside in as possible.
We therefore welcome volunteers from all walks of life to come and bring joy and cheer to our residents. Regular volunteers can commit their time and talents by:
Befriending our residents
Discover their different personalities and be awed by some of the profound talents of a few of our savant individuals. Bond with our residents through conversations and reading and develop lasting friendships.
Parties, Excursions and Entertainment
Throughout the year, volunteers from corporate organisations, civic groups and even individual volunteers organise social and recreational activities such as outings to places like the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, conduct entertainment programmes and throw parties to celebrate festive seasons or commemorate special events like birthdays for the residents.
Beauty and Grooming
Volunteers with flair in hairstyling and other beauty regimes provide complimentary haircutting services and nail art for our residents.
Art and Crafts
Empower the creativity and finesse of our resident artists and work with them to produce wonderful artworks that can be converted into gifts for both individual volunteers and corporate organisations, or create memories with them to bring home as keepsakes!
It doesn’t take much to make them smile; your mere presence would most certainly make them beam with happiness. Come join us and give the gift of a smile…you may be surprised at what a huge difference a smile can make!
Some things to note:
As we are sharing the building with the Syariah Court, vehicle access to the building is restricted. We may allow for the loading and unloading of goods, but you would have to prompt us in advance by providing us with the vehicle license plate number(s) so that we can get clearance from our security counter. All vehicles must be parked at the nearest HDB parking lots.
The photos taken during the visit are strictly for internal circulation only and not to be published on any print or electronic media such as Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, Myspace, Tumblr, the company website, newsletters, newspapers etc. If a need arises, permission must be sought as we need to screen the photos and seek family consent for pictures with the residents before it can be published. We seek your kind understanding on this matter.
Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD)
8 Lengkok Bahru #04-01 Family Link @ Lengkok Bahru Singapore 159052
Contact Number: 6762 1029
Visiting Hours: 10am-6pm daily. For first-time visitors, please call the Home so that an orientation can be arranged at the premises.
How to get there?
From Lengkok Bahru: Bus 139
From Jalan Bukit Merah: Bus 14, 123, 139, 147, 153, 196, 197, 198, 855, 961, 961C
From Redhill Station: 10 to 15 Minutes walk to the Home
From Tiong Bahru Station: Transfer to Bus Service 63 after Exit A from the MRT Station