Six-million dollars to aid people with disabilities
The province announced a $6-million investment yesterday that will gotowards improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
The province announced a $6-million investment yesterday that will go towards improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Premier Rodney MacDonald and Community Services Minister Judy Streatch announced the funding together at Bonny Lea Farm — a vocational day program for people with disabilities.
Streatch said $3.6 million will go towards residential services for the sector and $2.4 million for the adult day program.
“This is a sector that has been extremely patient,” Streatch said. “Over 10 years ago we began the de-institutionalization phase and it brought many changes — we had to learn how to catch up to those changes.”
She said the funding announcement is a concrete, tangible commitment to people with disabilities.
The programs will help those with disabilities make the best choices for themselves and those who are most vulnerable will have the province’s support, she said.