Enabling Village at Lengkok Bahru is an inclusive community space that is made up of organisations that serve and are supported by people with diverse abilities. However, did you know that it has various facilities and services that everyone can use. This also encourages greater interaction between people of all abilities.
Here are some of the things you can do on a visit to the Enabling Village.
Things to Do at The Enabling Village
Visit the The Art Faculty
The Art Faculty shop at the Enabling Village is run by the Autism Resource Centre. The merchandise produced is based on artwork created by student artists under the Pathlight Artist Development Programme.
Within The Art Faculty, there is also an Art Bar which trains young adults with autism to become baristas. It is one of several dining spots within the Enabling Village.
Dine at Cafes and Restaurants
At the Enabling Village, there are a several tenants with staff of various abilities that serve a variety of foods and drinks.
The dining establishments at the Enabling Village include Teapasar, which serves freshly roasted tea from the world’s best plantations, and…
… Professor Brawn, a social enterprise that serves affordable yet good food.
Around the back from Professor Brawn is a Gong Cha outlet!
A long-term dining outlet at the Enabling Village is Soul Food, which offers home-styled modern European cuisine in a private dining setting.
Shop at NTUC Fairprice Supermarket
NTUC Fairprice at Enabling Village is the first disabled-friendly and elderly-friendly supermarket.
This means are wider check-out lanes and customised refrigerators which are more easily accessible. Wheelchair users can use special trolleys attached to their wheelchairs thus making it much easier to move.
A fitness gym with a studio and equipment, gym goers are able to come to this common space to train and bond. This is the first inclusive gym that is equipped with special gym equipment like removable seats for wheelchair users, braille dots on the treadmill user panels for those who need it and a “hearing induction loop” system in the studio for those who use hearing aids. As a way to extend its reach to people with disabilities and seniors, the gym will also introduce suitable fitness and sports programmes.
Step inside the Tech Able showcase to view how technology can those with disabilities. There are various exhibits on display.
If you are interested to learn more about any of them, you can approach the staff on duty there to find out more.
BONUS 1: Caregivers Pod
The Caregivers Pod is a dedicated multi-functional space for caregivers to organise peer support sessions and get-togethers. Being a caregiver is not an easy job and thus having the support from the community is important. Here, Caregivers can experience self-directed learning and workshops to support and enhance their caregiving journey. They can also enjoy some rest time while their care recipients are engaged in activities at Enabling Village. The booking of the space is reserved strictly for activities and events for caregivers of persons with disabilities. Visit Enabling Village’s website for more information on how to book the space.
BONUS 2: Children’s Playground
Kids of all abilities can also play together at the Enabling Village’s inclusive playground which has play features that cater to wheelchair users. It is located close to the ActiveSG Gym.