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.

 

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