Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim) was established in 1996 as an eldercare and destitute welfare facility by the then Ministry of Community Development with the appointment of the Muslim Missionary Society Singapore as the managing agent.
The Home began operations at Still Road from 15 December 1996 until it was relocated to its present location at 1 Tampines Ave 3 in December 1997. The purpose built facility and the staff of the home provide shelter and care for the residents, many of whom are elderly, frail and destitute.
The Home at its present location was officially opened on 20 January 1998 (21 Ramadan 1418) by the then Minister Development and Minister in Charge of Muslim Affairs, Mr Abdullah Tarmugi.
Serving the community, caring for the society
The Home works in the community by serving the destitute residents in the Home and caring for them. In caring for the residents, the Home aims for the following outcomes:
- Community reintegration for residents with potential for discharge
- Maintenance of functionality and well-being for those requiring long-term care
To provide a Home for the homeless aged
Driven by its primary objectives, the Home strives towards excellence as a Welfare Home in Singapore. It believes in improving capabilities of the staff in their caring responsibilities through trainings on various core and soft skills that enable them to undertake their tasks in a professional manner. In addition to looking into the current needs of the residents, Home also plans for the anticipated needs and managing of challenges that is likely due to the ageing profile of residents in the Home.
The Home works closely with partner agencies and continuously engages them in the rehabilitation of residents into the community.