- July 12th, 2012
A new report funded in part by United Way shows that access to home and community care services for seniors in BC has declined significantly over the past decade. Seniors who cannot get home and community care are more likely to end up in hospital, leading to hospital overcrowding and long wait times for all British Columbians.
Recommendations made in the report include improving access to home and community care and creating a more integrated system, which will improve seniors' health and independence and reduce pressure on hospitals, the most expensive part of the health care system.
Caring for B.C.’s Aging Population: Improving Health Care for All was released on Wednesday (11/07/12). It was funded in part by United Way through a Seniors Independence and Participation (SIP) grant to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) for its 'Remaining Light Project' (2011/12).
The report's author, Marcy Cohen, is a member of the United Way Better at Home Advisory Committee.
Click here to read the full report
June 17, 2013
United Way of the Lower Mainland's Public Policy Institute is a leadership training program for the non-profit sector. Two graduates of the 2013 graduating class have already made significant changes to their lives thanks to the skills they learned.
June 11, 2013
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