Economic barriers persist to gaining independence
At Tim Hortons I saw a women who looked like she was crying. I asked her if she was all right and we ended up talking for several hours.
She told me she had come to Cape Breton as a disabled person and had to go on social assistance because she couldn’t get work. Now she has an opportunity to attend school and take a course but if she were to accept how could she live and where would she stay when the social services system will not help her out?
I think it should help people who want to educate themselves and get off the system. Why encourage them to stay on? As of a taxpayer I would be glad to help these people, including disabled people, get back on track and into the workforce.
People with disabilities need a voice. If my handicapped son was able to work I would fight with every breath to see things change and to get the social service system working with us instead of against us. There still are people who have a heart. Norma Sutton Sydney