About SSR

Who we are

Social Service Research Centre (SSR) is a research centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

The Centre brings together resources and ideas to test social innovations and help evolve a new social service infrastructure for Singapore's next phase of social development. As the first ever entity dedicated to social intervention research in Singapore, SSR is on the forefront of an exciting new frontier in Singapore’s development.

Watch our corporate video to see how SSR is making lasting impacts in and for the social sector through our research , collaborations and services.

SSR 5th Year Anniversary Commemorative Video

[Click: Watch in HD] To kick off celebrations for our 5th year anniversary, we are launching our 5th Year Anniversary Video! Watch to get a glimpse on how SSR aims to address the infrastructure gap in enabling social service, academic, and practice research partnerships through our research collaborations, and our training and mentorship services. We are celebrating our anniversary with a #GIVEAWAY. Winners stand to receive one of the following, ·One free SSR workshop voucher ·Two copies of Navigating Differences: Integration in Singapore (featuring a chapter by SSR Director A/P Irene Ng) ·Three $20 Ethos Books voucher You may enter the giveaway by doing any of the following, ·Like this video — one entry ·Share this video — two entries ·Leave a comment below in response to either of the following questions — three entries 1. What do you like about SSR? 2. How has SSR helped you in practice? *Remember to hastag #ssr5years and to set your post to public so we can record your entry!* Entry to the giveaway will close 2359hrs on August 3, 2020. As SSR celebrates its 5th year, we would like to thank everyone who has supported and engaged with SSR in this social service and research ecosystem.

Posted by NUS Social Service Research Centre on Tuesday, 7 July 2020

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What we do

Innovative community-based programme prototyping with rigorous evaluation

As a Centre within Singapore’s premium academic institution with strong external partners, SSR enjoys the opportunity to not just dream of innovation, but to test-bed and facilitate large-scale social innovations in the community. Through the use of rigorous evaluation methods and social analytics, we implement solid evaluations of strategic pilot and demonstration programmes.

Strong collaborations with professionals from the government, voluntary sector and academia for flexible and responsive roll out of initiatives

Academia is often viewed as an “ivory tower”, far from practical reality. But at SSR, we believe different. By facilitating research partnerships between government agencies, sector organizations/professionals and academia, we pull together the best hearts and minds to dare to make a change in society.

A unique research and training platform focused on social interventions

Given SSR’s cutting-edge applied research for social transformation, the Centre is uniquely positioned to be a central research and training platform where the capabilities of the social services sector can be developed.

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