MOM established the Assurance, Care and Engagement (ACE) Group in August 2020 to provide Assurance to migrant workers living in dormitories and workers working in the dormitories, including the dormitory operators. It will also provide Care for workers through a comprehensive medical support plan and make health services more accessible to migrant workers. In addition, it will enhance Engagement with workers and other stakeholders to foster stronger partnerships with Singaporeans, workers’ groups, employers and dormitory operators.
MOM and MND have also piloted new standards for the Quick Build Dormitories. This has enabled dormitory residents to have more living space, lower occupancy per room, and fewer residents sharing communal toilets. We aim to make dormitory living and design more resilient to public health risks including pandemics, with improved living standards that are benchmarked both domestically and internationally.
You can read more on the new standards.
In addition, ACE launched Project DAWN, a new taskforce to enhance mental health care and support for migrant workers in Singapore. Project DAWN has established a framework to build a support ecosystem to improve mental health awareness among migrant workers and ensure access to mental health assistance. The taskforce comprises representatives from MOM, Government psychologists, the Institute of Mental Health, as well as NGOs such as the Migrant Workers’ Centre and HealthServe.
You can read more on Project DAWN.