Times Colonist: People with developmental disabilities and their families can now appeal to a new review team if they have concerns about the services they are receiving from government.
It’s the latest in a series of moves by the government to improve services to people with developmental disabilities after Community Living B.C. came under fire for closing group homes and reducing care to young people once they turned 19.
The Integrated Services Support Team now established, however, replaces a temporary squad of senior bureaucrats set up last year to deal with complaints about Community Living B.C.
The original team proved effective at resolving a number of complicated cases across multiple ministries, so the government decided to come up with a permanent solution.
The team will operate out of the Ministry of Social Development in order to provide a measure of independence from Community Living B.C., the Crown agency that oversees service to adults with developmental disabilities.
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