NTUC Health and NTUC LearningHub Collaborate with CaregiverAsia to Provide Caregiver Services, Training and Employment Opportunities for Caregivers

Singapore, 27 April 2017 – Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd, a specialist in providing on-demand care services, and two National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) Social Enterprises, have inked separate agreements to collaborate to provide Caregiver services over CaregiverAsia’s online platform and to train and accredit Caregivers to be freelance Caregivers in homes.

NTUC Health Co-operative Ltd (NTUC Health) will provide a comprehensive range of quality and affordable home care services including home personal care and home healthcare services through Caregiver Asia’s online Caregiver booking platform. Online booking for NTUC Health’s team of medical professionals and trained caregivers is immediate and hassle-free.

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd (LHUB) will collaborate with CaregiverAsia to upgrade the knowledge and skills set for freelance Home Caregivers through a series of Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) courses and individuals can use their SkillsFuture Credit for these courses.

Some of the courses include:

  • WSQ Work in a Safe Working Environment that Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • WSQ Assist Clients with Clinical Care Needs
  • WSQ Support Clients in Rehabilitation Exercises and Activities of Daily Living

In addition, LHUB and CaregiverAsia will produce three sets of three-minute e-learning videos on the proper and appropriate techniques on hand hygiene, grooming and communication for Caregivers. These videos will help in preparing Caregivers for Home Caregiving and will be hosted on CaregiverAsia’s e-learning platform.

Ms Yeo Wan Ling, CEO of CaregiverAsia said, “We are very excited to be collaborating with NTUC on these initiatives. The shared economy is becoming increasingly prevalent and so having a trusted online platform for freelancers will help Caregivers find jobs on their own terms. Furthermore, with the training accreditation, it will increase Caregivers’ expertise and knowledge as well as assure Careseekers that the services rendered are up-to-date and professional.”

Said Ms Karen Bek, Deputy Director of Home Care, NTUC Health, “NTUC Health is happy to provide home care services through CaregiverAsia. The synergy between NTUC Health and CaregiverAsia is to make home care services available and easily accessible to a wider group of people in the community, who prefer to be cared for in the comfort and privacy of their homes.

Mr Kwek Kok Kwong, CEO of NTUC LearningHub said, “We are pleased to be working with CaregiverAsia on this project. Singapore is aging fast. The need for manpower in the eldercare industry is increasing correspondingly and we hope to equip our eldercare workers with the relevant skillset. The training will also help family members who are taking care of their elderlies at home. Through this initiative, we hope to build a robust eco-system of eldercarers to cope with the aging population in Singapore.”

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About Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd
CaregiverAsia is a specialist provider of health and caregiving services. Through its award-winning website, CaregiverAsia has created an online marketplace leveraging on a shared economy of Careseekers and Caregivers. Careseekers can access on-time, trusted and transparent care solutions in the comforts of their homes; whilst freelance Caregivers and healthcare professionals can practice independently with full control of their schedules and terms of services. CaregiverAsia also specializes in healthcare recruitment and the placement of healthcare professionals and locums into leading healthcare institutions.
For more information, please visit https://www.caregiverasia.com/

CaregiverAsia is part of The Caregiver Group which is headquartered in Singapore. The Caregiver Group aims to transform the way care is delivered today by motivating, empowering and mobilizing people and communities to care for people around them. The group has a growing international presence and has offices and partners in the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and South Korea.
For more information, please visit http://thecaregivergroup.com/

About NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd
NTUC LearningHub was corporatised in 2004 with the vision of transforming the lifelong employability of working people. We work with both corporates and individuals to provide training in areas such as Infocomm Technology, Design Thinking, Soft Skills & Literacy, Workplace Safety & Health, Security, HR, Leadership and Service Excellence. We keep our curriculum current, staying abreast with emerging trends in the workplace.

Till date, NTUC LearningHub has worked with more than 15,000 organisations, and achieved more than 2 million training places in Singapore. As a Total Learning Solutions provider to organisations and individuals, we provide a wide range of relevant training solutions to ensure holistic development and progress. We also leverage on education technology such as e-learning and mobile learning to ensure that learning is accessible to our learners.

To find out more on our courses, please visit www.ntuclearninghub.com

About NTUC Health Co-operative Ltd
NTUC Health is an NTUC social enterprise that provides quality and affordable health and eldercare services. Building on more than four decades of experience and expertise, it provides an integrated suite of services to meet the growing needs of families and their dependents. It operates pharmacy retail outlets, dental clinics, a family medicine clinic, senior day care centres, home care services, nursing homes, senior activity and wellness centres, as well as a sheltered / senior group home and case management services for vulnerable seniors. Its team of dedicated doctors, dentists, pharmacists and care professionals supports more than 300,000 people in our community every month.

NTUC Health brands
Care@home . Cluster Support . Henderson Home . NTUC Health Nursing Home . Origins . SilverACE (Senior Activity Centres) . Silver Circle (Day/Senior Care Centres) . SilverCOVE (Senior Wellness Centre) . Unity Denticare . Unity Family Medicine Clinic . Unity Pharmacy
www.ntuchealth.sg

Media contacts:

Charissa He
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications & Branding, NTUC Health
Tel: 6590 465
HP: 9792 4283
charissa.he@ntuchealth.sg

Darren Lee
Head, Corporate Communications and Marketing, NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd
darren.lee@ntuclearninghub.com

Sheo S. Rai
Marketing and Communications Director, Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd
sheo@caregiverasia.com