The City of Vancouver’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee says the Auditor General’s findings on provincial support for people living with disabilities is not surprising.
Chair Jill Weiss says all of the services are completely disjointed, and the way services are provided is a barrier in itself.
“The regular rate is 900 dollars a month, that’s barely more than the rent of an average one bedroom apartment in Vancouver.”
Weiss says access is also an issue.
“There are virtually no wheelchair accessible suites available to people in BC, they are all taken up.”
Russ Jones has written a report which also questions the process for getting benefits.