Improving Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
What We’re Doing
On January 19, 2012, the Province released a comprehensive report: Improving Services to People with Development Disabilities. This included a 12-point plan that began a shift from a complex system of supports and services to an integrated system of support that will better meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and families.
Since the release of the 12-point plan last January, progress has been made towards improving services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Changes have been made to improve transition planning for youth, the overall delivery of services and collaboration across government.
Need help right now getting integrated services? Introducing the Integrated Services Support Team (ISST)
For any individual or family who has concerns about services provided from multiple ministries and agencies, including CLBC, that deliver supports for adults with developmental disabilities, the new Integrated Services Support Team (formerly Client Support Team) is here to help.
How do I find out more about the ISST? Click here for more information.
Do you have ideas about how to improve supports for people with developmental disabilities?
The Ministry of Social Development is pleased to announce that Milieu Family Services and InclusionWorks! are winners of $15,000 each in investment funding for their ideas that will bring real positive change for people with developmental disabilities in B.C. Click here to read the new release.
The winning recipients were selected out of nearly 70 entries based on innovation, sustainability and social impact. These projects will help to increase inclusion and decision-making so individuals can live more fully in their communities. BC Ideas is a collaborative online competition that encourages people to share innovative solutions to create positive change. Learn more about all the winning BC Ideas recipients at www.BCideas.ca
Keeping you Informed and Engaged
Work has now been completed on three reports critical to moving forward on providing more integrated services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. These reports are the result of extensive community engagement and consultation with representatives from the ministries and authorities involved in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Integrated Service Delivery Model is a detailed analysis of the current service delivery model as well as opportunities for change, improvement and innovation going forward.
The Navigator Model report outlines the roles and responsibilities of dedicated positions (navigators) within government. A navigator is someone who can act as a single contact and help coordinate planning for and access to the range of services and supports available.
Learn more about all of the consultation and engagement activities to date. There’s also an online discussion forum that citizens are encouraged to participate in.
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|April 9, 2013
||Laying the foundation for more integrated services
|Mar 1, 2013
||Youth Transition to disability assistance simplified
|Feb 24, 2013
||B.C. committed to funding Community Living BC
|Jan 14, 2013
||Significant milestones cap year of progress
|Dec 12, 2012
||Progress continues on 12-point plan
|Nov 28, 2012
||Brilliant B.C. ideas for inclusion and decision-making
|Nov 1, 2012
||Progress on 12-point plan with proposed service delivery model
|Oct 9, 2012
||Post-secondary funding helps young adults
|Oct 1, 2012
||B.C. highlights employment for Community Living Month
|Aug 16, 2012
||Government supports grassroots engagement
|Jul 6, 2012
||Five reappointments, one new member to CLBC board
|Jun 13, 2012
||New Service Review Team Established
|Jun 13, 2012
||Client Support Team provides resolution for 222 families
|May 8, 2012
||Progress made on 12-point plan
|Jan 19, 2012
||New plan supports adults with developmental disabilities