Housing needed for adults with developmental disabilities in Ladysmith area

Has led to the formation of a Ladysmith Supported Housing Committee, under the umbrella of the Ladysmith Resources Centre.

A growing need for supported housing for adults with developmental disabilities has led to the formation of a Ladysmith Supported Housing Committee, under the umbrella of the Ladysmith Resources Centre.

“Ladysmith has a growing and diverse population and the citizens of Ladysmith are working hard to be inclusive and meet the needs of its citizens,” says a release from the LSHC.

The release points out that Ladysmith has had inclusive schools for children with developmental disabilities, and that 11 years ago services for adults were established.

But it goes on to say that the parents of many adults with developmental disabilities are aging, and that there is a growing need for supported housing.

“Now adults with developmental disabilities have aging parents,” the release says. It goes on to state that parents are looking for “safe, comfortable and supported living arrangements for their family members.”

A public information meeting is planned March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ladysmith Resources Centre.

“If this is an area of interest to you, or if you or a family member or friend has a developmental disability and needs supported housing either now or in the future, you will want to attend this meeting,” the release states.

“We will be taking a list of interested individuals for future housing, explaining the options as we move forward and assessing the need in Ladysmith.”

For more information, people can email ladysmithhousing@hotmail.com.

 

Just Posted

Japanese students visit LSS for cultural exchange

Ladysmith families hosted 35 students from Furukawa Gakuen High School

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

PHOTOS: Old Time Christmas 2019

Friday, December 6 was Ladysmith’s Old Time Christmas. Here are some of the highlights from the night

Student artwork on display in ‘Well Lit’ installation

Thoughtful Place Design, 49th Parallel, and Festival of Lights came together to showcase student art

Ladysmith set to star in new Syfy series: Resident Alien

Ladysmith will play the role of Patience, Colorado in the series

VIDEO: Kenney lays out key demands for meeting with Trudeau

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aims for clear signs of federal action on two-day Ottawa trip

Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after marine lift failed

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Firefighters called to burning motorhome on Nanaimo’s waterfront

Nanaimo Fire Rescue extinguishes blaze Monday afternoon on Esplanade and Irwin Street

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

Most Read