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Small Changes, Big Differences for a Left-behind Security Guard and a Hospital Cleaner

Small Changes, Big Differences for a Left-behind Security Guard and a Hospital Cleaner

Cindy Ng is Head, MWS Family Service Centre – Tampines & Yishun at Methodist Welfare Services, and a social worker with extensive experience working with low-income families and persons experiencing violence and abuse.

Thoughtful employment practices can boost the social mobility of low-wage workers, says MWS’ Cindy Ng.

Shan Shan* approached one of our family service centres a number of years ago seeking financial help for her children. Her husband’s mental health condition had deteriorated and he was no longer able to remain employed. As a result, she became the sole breadwinner for her household of five. Shan Shan had been working in a hospital as a cleaner for a few months when she approached us for assistance.