Caring for caregivers

by | February 5, 2022

AIC’s collaboration encourages the public to treat a caregiver they know with a cup of coffee.


The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) has tied up with Ya Kun Kaya Toast to encourage the public to treat a caregiver they know to a cup of coffee under their “Give a Cuppa Care” movement. This movement reminds caregivers, referred to those who are caring for their loved ones at home, to care of themselves and take breaks so that they can go the distance in caregiving.

From February 7 to March 6, 2022, members of the public can send a regular cup of hot coffee or tea to a caregiver they know through the Ya Kun Kaya Toast mobile application. Priced at S$1.80 per cup, caregivers can redeem their beverage at all Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets except at all Changi Airport Terminal outlets, Takashimaya and Shell @ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.

Members of the public can also show their support for caregivers by redeeming a limited edition pin badge at participating Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets. One design will be released each week for redemption, with a total of four designs to collect. To redeem, simply buy a meal at any participating Ya Kun Kaya Toast store and show the corresponding AIC social media post on Facebook ( Members of the public can give it to someone who would appreciate this pick-me-up, or simply wear it to show their support for caregivers. These caregiver pin badges are designed by Artably, a social enterprise which aims to build a more inclusive creative community through art and design.

“As the heart of care, AIC supports caregivers by connecting them to financial support, training, respite care and other resources so that they can better care for themselves and their loved ones. Caregiving is a long journey, and we want to remind caregivers that it is important to care for themselves so that they can go the distance. Through this collaboration with Ya Kun Kaya Toast, we hope that members of the public can also care for the caregivers around them,” said Tan Kwang Cheak, CEO of AIC.

Added Jesher Loi, director, branding and market development of Ya Kun International: “We are very glad to be a part of this collaboration. What started as an initial discussion has blossomed into a multi-angled partnership supporting and appreciating the quiet perseverance of caregivers. We hope that this little gesture of ours will encourage them even more.”

To find out more about caregiving and the support available, visit or call the AIC Hotline at 1800-650-6060.

** A total of 40 Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets are participating in this collaboration. They are:
1. 100AM
2. Beach Road
3. Bedok Mall
4. Bugis Junction
5. Canberra Plaza
6. Causeway Point
7. Century Square
8. City Square Mall
9. Compass One
10. Downtown East
11. East Point Mall
12. Fraser Tower
13. Funan Mall
14. Great World City
15. HDB Hub Toa Payoh
16. Hillion Mall
17. Holland Piazza
18. Junction 8
19. Jurong Point
20. Kampong Admiralty
21. Heartland Mall – Kovan
22. Lot One
23. NEX
24. Northpoint City
25. Oasis Terraces
26. Parkway Parade
27. Paya Lebar Square
28. People’s Park Centre
29. SAFRA Toa Payoh
30. Seletar Mall
31. Singapore Management University (SMU)
32. Sun Plaza
33. Tekka Place
34. Thomson Plaza
35. Tiong Bahru Plaza
36. United Square
37. Waterway Point
38. West Mall
39. White Sands
40. YewTee Point 



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