Welfare home should be considered as a last resort. If you are work capable and have savings which can tide you over for a short period, you should consider other options. You may also approach the Social Service Office (SSO) for financial assistance and a Family Service Centre (FSC) for shelter and housing assistance. If you are unsure where to go, this website will list the nearest SSO / FSC near you: [https://www.msf.gov.sg/our-services/directories]
If there are no other options, your admission into a Welfare home will be subjected to a social investigation. On admission, you will need to sign an Undertaking under Section 5 of the Destitute Persons Act, agreeing to abide by the conditions of the admission imposed under the Act and its Rules.