Cuts, gaps & impacts

Deeper cuts ahead as BC tells agencies to cut services to cover new costs, demands

More disturbing news is emerging around the growing crisis in services funded through CLBC, the agency responsible for supporting adults with severe developmental disabilities.

In today’s Victoria Times Colonist, Lindsay Kines reports on new CLBC documents that reveal the BC government is forcing community agencies to make further cuts to offset new costs and new demands.

Meanwhile, the BC Association for Community Living has issued a news alert, noting that BCACL has written Premier Christy Clark asking her to urgently respond to the growing crisis. The BCACL statement includes new budget numbers, based on CLBC’s own figures, that show the BC government needs to address a $137 million funding gap in community living budgets by 2014.

If you haven’t already written the Premier to urge her intervention, MOMS invites you to support our campaign by doing so ASAP. For more info, please visit the BC Community Living Action Group, the ad hoc network of family groups, service providers, caregivers and staff working to urge government to resolve the crisis in community living in BC.

Please encourage other Biritish Columbians in your circle of contacts to help give a voice to fellow adults whose challenges make it very difficult for them to make themselves heard in the din of BC’s provincial politics!

Dawn & Cyndi, MOMS
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