“Seeking Shelter: Homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore” is the country’s second nationwide street count of its unhoused and homeless, conducted in 2021. With its authors Dr. Ng Kok Hoe and Jeyda Simren Sekhon Atac, we begin by reviewing the first street count and report in 2019. Thereafter, we dive deeper into their most recent report, to understand the state of homelessness during COVID-19, explore the role of social policy, and discuss volunteer engagement and ethical priorities.
Dr. Ng is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Social Inclusion Project and Case Study Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore. He previously shared about his other research projects and the Minimum Income Standard study on this podcast. Simren is a Research Assistant in the Social Inclusion Project at LKYSPP.
Singaporean youth civic and community engagement and political participation under COVID-19 lockdown and during GE2020 – socialservice.sg
This episode is part of “Making Research Sense” series of the podcast’s fifth season (https://socialservice.sg/podcast/).