Hi everyone, we are very excited to pass along the recent news about increases to home share funding in the BC provincial budget!
Some of you may have heard about this via the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society, who have been working to improve home share supports through the Home Share Working Group – check out the message from COPCS (below). You can read the announcement (and about CLBC’s plans to implement the upcoming funding increases) by clicking here.
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We are pleased to confirm Carole James (Minister of Finance) announced today that Home Share Providers across the province will be receiving an increase in the 2019 provincial budget. This is a long overdue and a well-deserved increase for Home Share Providers.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our members for your assistance and valuable input. The COPCS executive has been working for the past five years to bring our members concerns to CLBC and to the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Our concerns for shared living rates were heard and addressed in today’s budget announcement.
The COPCS executive will continue to participate in the provincial Home Share Working Group to improve the Home Share Program.
The full announcement from CLBC can be found at the link below:
Along with Community Inclusion Month, October can sometimes mean cooler weather and shorter days, along with Thanksgiving turkey comas and staying in curled up by a cozy fire…
Not this year!
Our Pumpkin Patch-ers headed out last weekend for a day enjoying the McMillan Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin smash, and a hay ride. While out and about, they were able to enjoy a balmy day of sunshine with an extra helping of fresh air.
We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the very best part of inclusion – connecting with each other! Thanks to everyone who joined us, it was a great afternoon.
We’re so glad that Joanne, our fantastic Management Support Team Assistant, joined us out and about on the Farm for the sunshine and fun!
Super big thanks to our Home Share Coordinators (Brenda, Karen, and Thea) for their hard work organizing this event – and especially for the delicious snacks, warm beverages, and spook-tacular “go” bags! And an extra big “thank you” to Thea for sending along her great photos to share.
Missed heading out to McMillan Farms with us last weekend? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of time to check it out between now and Halloween…things will just get spookier towards the end of Community Inclusion Month! Check their upcoming events out on their website.