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TOUCH Ubi Hostel (TUH) offers a stay-in residential programme for adults with mild intellectual disabilities. Located in a housing estate, it provides an excellent training ground for the trainees to experience communal living with a flat-mate in a simulated environment.

 

Based on a client-centered approach, TUH seeks to provide a competency-based training programme to prepare clients for independent living in the community and for open employment. Upon completion, the clients will be able to return to their families with the acquired daily living skills and sustained employment, thus posing minimal inconvenience and burden on the family or caregiver.

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To improve their quality of life, we conduct enrichment programmes such as visual arts, sports and recreational activities. Many of the clients have won awards/prizes at art, athletics and sports competitions.
 
We help trainees with exceptional talents to hone their artistic skills. At TOUCH SpecialCrafts, we showcase their works through direct sales, auctions and charity fairs, and provide employment for those who are artistically inclined.

At TUH, we provide advanced training in daily living, personal and social skills; pre-employment training, placement and support. To prepare the trainees for employment, we also set up the 301 Thrift Mart in 2003 to help them develop good work habits as well as cognitive and social skills. As part of the enrichment programme, community service, sports, performing arts and recreational activities are organised regularly.
 
Using the Mediated Learning Experience approach, our training philosophy and methodology aims to help the young adults with mild intellectual disabilities to become better learner and to empower them for employment and independent living.


301 Thrift Mart


The 301 Thrift Mart was set up as a simulated training platform for the intellectually-challenged adult clients to prepare them for open employment and total integration into the society.
 
301 Thrift Mart allows for experiential learning in a simulated retail environment where clients are allowed to make mistakes and learn in the process. Through it, they learn the value of money, appropriate social behaviours, customer service, work together as a team, etc. All of these are essential in preparing them for vocational life in the outside world. At the 301 Thrift Mart, we sell items such as clothes, electrical appliances, CDs, VCDs, toys, household items, bags, ladies' accessories - all donated by kind sponsors. 301 Thrift Mart's operating hours are as follows:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:  11.00am to 3.30pm 
 Fridays:  11.00am to 2.00pm


We are also in need of items that are still in good and working condition to fill our shelves at 301 Thrift Mart. If you have useable items to donate to us, you may drop them off at Blk 301, Ubi Avenue 1, #01-295 during these hours (except public holidays and during the hostel’s term break)

Mondays to Thursdays:  9.00am to 8.00pm 
Fridays:   9.00am to 5.00pm 
Sundays:  6.00pm to 8.00pm

You could also call us at 6744 9712 or email Kwok Li Mui at [email protected] if you have any queries.
  

100%

of our trainees who were employed stayed in their job for at least 12 months

93%

of trainees employed by the end of 2015

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members in the Continual Support Programme, which provides support for clients even after they have found full-time employment

     
TOUCH Ubi Hostel
Blk 301, Ubi Avenue 1, #01-295, Singapore 400301
Tel: 6744 9712 Fax: 6744 4529