Above can also extend to us. Having problem finding school bus to send my girl to and fro school. How I wish I could get help so my girl can attend AWWA or other special school.
HDB InfoWEB: EASE : -
I felt such upgrading will benefit families with special needs children/youth. Dont understand why HDB not extending to us.
My flat recently undergone lift upgrading. I requested for a ramp so that my girl's stroller and bicycle can be pushed up/down the stairs instead of carried up/down. Too bad, town council just came over, ask some questions and case closed. Cant be bothered to help. My opposite neighbour, living on ground floor, wheel chair bound also faced same problem. Everybody benefited from lift upgrading, except us, those liviing on ground floor. We had to endure the loudest noise and received the most dust, yet nothing benefit us.
With EASE, there is flexibility to customise the combination of improvements and pay only for what you choose. These are the improvements provided by EASE:
* where technically feasible
- Slip-resistant treatment to bathroom/ toilet floor tiles
- Grab bars within the flat
- Ramp(s) to negotiate level differences in the flat*
- Ramp at the main entrance*
HDB will be introducing EASE under the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) from July 2012. Elderly and vulnerable residents who wish to get the improvements earlier, or whose blocks do not qualify for HIP can apply for EASE directly at the HDB Branches.
There may be elderly and vulnerable residents who may wish to get the improvements earlier, or whose blocks do not qualify for HIP. These residents can apply for EASE through the HDB Branches directly.
I. SC households must have an elderly member who is 70 years old and above;
II. SC households with at least one member aged between 65 and 69 years who requires assistance for one or more of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) 'Activities of Daily Living (ADL)' is a term used in healthcare to refer to daily self-care activities within an individual's place of residence. These activities include washing, dressing, feeding, toileting, mobility and transferring.