Agency for Integrated Care, Kampung Senang
Low-income seniors who are frail or have disabilities rely on manual wheelchairs for daily activities, but may find it both inconvenient and costly to repair or replace their damaged wheelchairs.
The WHEELS pilot programme trained active seniors to undertake wheelchair servicing for low-income seniors who are reliant on their wheelchairs to move around. Regular servicing extends the lifespan of the wheelchairs and ensures that they are safe for daily usage. If the wheelchairs are beyond repair, the programme also provided second-hand replacement wheelchairs for these low-income seniors.
Seniors recruited by Senior Activity Centres to provide manual wheelchair servicing and basic repair services were trained in understanding the wheelchair components, maintenance, inspection and safety evaluation.