Helping families access respite services in Huron County
“We are looking for more respite families or just contract workers looking to offer respite. You never know from one moment to the next what money will be available for you. If we can show that having a person here is getting effective service, then we can build the case that there is a need for it.” Part of the grant also meant introducing two new ‘Sibs Clubs’ and two new ‘Care Giver Mornings’ over the course of the two years. These are support clubs for siblings or parents and caregivers to get connected with others in the community. Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thomson attended the open house hosted at Community Living in Clinton last week. Thomson stressed the importance of funding programs such as respite services rural areas. “We [PC Party] are committed to making sure that we don’t have any wasteful spending of money so that it can get to programs like this. I think this program is really important to fund because we need to encourage active living for both clients of Community-Living and their families,” said Thomson.
“Respite is so important. I thought there was no better investment, then demonstrating what we do in rural Ontario. Everybody has an opportunity to participate in community and they need to be given that chance.”
Those interested in or in need of respite service can contact Community-Living Central Huron directly and inquire. Respite Network can also be a point of contact for those in need. Huron Respite Network provides support to over 100 families in Huron County. It’s a statistic you can be proud to be a part of. Ask us how you can become involved.
http://www.clch.ca/ HuronRespiteNetwork Huron Respite Network/Community Living: 519.524.7362