MINDSville@Napiri is a multi-service centre managed by MINDS. It was established in 2006, and prior to that, MINDS ran two Homes for the intellectually disabled. The first was Tampines Home, set up in 1969. It moved to Thomson Road subsequently and renamed itself as Tampines Home (Thomson). The residents at the Home have multiple disabilities and are unable to care for themselves on their own. Many are destitute and abandoned by their families.

Tampines Home (West Coast) was later founded in 1994 as a hostel facility, specially designed to help higher functioning ‘working’ residents manage their lives in a communal living environment.

Today, MINDSville@Napiri provides specialised residential care and service for intellectually disabled persons 6 years and above. Respite care, short-term or long-term care are provided. Besides a daily routine which aims at improving the basic living skills of the residents, various programs and therapy are also run to enhance the residents' mental and physical well-being. It is also the first of its kind in Singapore to house children in the Children’s Wing.

At MINDSville@Napiri, the services include:

1) Home
2) Hostel/Group Home
3) Children’s Wing
4) Napiri Training & Development Centre (NTDC)


Our admission criteria are as follows:

  • Must be either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, regardless of race, language or religion

  • (For Home) If the applicant is a Singapore Permanent Resident, at least 1 immediate family member of the applicant must be a Singapore Citizen

  • Between the ages of 19 to 55 years old

  • Is certified by a doctor or psychologist to be intellectually disabled

  • Must be free from infectious diseases

  • Do not need intensive nursing care

  • (For Hostel/Group Home) Do not need intensive nursing care, must be ambulant, independent in Activities of Daily Living and be employed in sheltered workshops or open employment upon admission

  • Must not be suffering from serious psychotic disorders and/or serious behavioural problems

  • Must have consent from parents/legal guardians for his/her stay in the residential facility

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