Instead of asking about his background or direct the man to social services, Gilbert Goh decided to write lies to ask for donations for the man? Trying to sitr anger towards the Government for not helping?
- https://www.facebook.com/MSFSingapore/posts/1434469963252784Hi everyone, you may have come across an article about an elderly man named Mr Patrick, who is reportedly homeless and in need of help.
The article alleged that Mr Patrick was declined assistance by our Social Service Office (SSO) colleagues and other help agencies. However, this is not true.
Mr Patrick is known to [email protected] Besar, and has been receiving ComCare financial assistance since early 2016. He has also been issued a Medical Fee Assistance Card which gives him access to free medical treatment at public hospitals and polyclinics. In addition, Mr Patrick receives support from Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre, payout from the Silver Support Scheme, as well as financial support from the Eurasian Association.
Social workers from Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre have been assisting Mr Patrick with his housing needs. In Oct 2016, Mr Patrick was offered lodging at a welfare home, which he has turned down. We understand that Mr Patrick has since filed an application for a rental flat.
MSF will continue to reach out to Mr Patrick to see how we can best help him. Members of the public who know of someone in need can contact ComCare Call at 1800-220-0000, or approach the nearest SSO or Family Service Centre for help.