For people who were unable to attend a community engagement session in October and November 2012, there is now an online discussion forum to provide the opportunity to submit feedback on ideas shared at the sessions.
We want to hear from you - whether you're an individual with developmental disabilities, a family member, advocate, service provider, health practitioner, educator, local government staff or an interested community member! Your feedback is important to ensure we're heading in the right direction towards improved service delivery.
The Ministry of Social Development hosted community engagement sessions in 14 communities throughout the province where participants discussed ideas to improve services to adults with developmental disabilities. These sessions were held in: Victoria, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Prince George, Terrace and Fort St. John. All information gathered at these sessions is being used to develop a new integrated service delivery model, focused on the needs of the individual.
The Report on Community Engagement Sessions describes what was learned. The report includes what was presented, a description of common themes and ideas, and a summary of transcribed notes from each session. Click here to read the report.
Developing a more integrated service delivery system is a key part of the work that is being done to address the 12 recommendations outlined in the deputy ministers' report and deliver on government’s commitment to improve services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The ministry held in-depth sessions with a sample of families, representative of the range of issues facing individuals transitioning through all life stages, to get their perspectives on whether the proposed model would make a positive difference. The findings of these interviews are captured in the report on Network Support Mapping with Families. Click here to read the report.
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