Hey everyone, check out a special edition of the Laurel posAbilities Newsletter — and keep an eye out for Roy’s experiences with our community support on page 2! Way to go, guys!
Hey everyone, the Ministry of Health has issued updated guidance about essential visits to support individuals with disabilities while in the hospital. If a visit is deemed “essential,” then it is permitted.
Hey everyone, the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan to their website. As well as having great resources, it talks about:
- Protective measures we’ve taken in B.C. have made a difference
- The next stage of our challenge
- How we’ll keep transmission low
- How we’ll start getting people back to work (including details on “Phases 1 to 4”)
- Some next steps to make life a little easier
- How we’ll keep taking care of each other
- The little things make a big difference
You can also download the plan as a PDF. Check it out!
Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free Zoom-hosted online sessions called LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality from June 2 to July 2.
Along with two mandatory sessions for all participants, sessions available include:
- Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
- Gender and Identity
- Relationships and Decision Making
- Online Safety and Pornography
- Dating and Break-Ups
- Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
- Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)
Check out their poster (PDF link below) for more information and details on how to register!
Hey everyone, one of our Service Coordinators (thanks, Viv!) passed along news that the BC Wildfire Service has just launched an app:
B.C. Wildfire Service Launches Official Wildfire App
The official B.C. Wildfire Service mobile app is now available, providing real-time wildfire information and an interactive map that users can customize to display a variety of fire-related data.
Key features of the mobile app include:
Interactive wildfire map
Latest news and advisories
Fire reporting tool
The BC Wildfire Service mobile app is free to download in the App Store and Google Play.
Android: The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bc.gov.WildfireInformation
Apple (iOS): The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-wildfire-service/id1477675008?ls=1
Full media release here.
Hey everyone, it’s Emergency Preparedness Week from May 3-9 in the Central Okanagan!
As we are heading into fire and flood season, we thought we would share some great resources from CORD Emergency Operations including Flooding Preparedness, getting FireSmart, and information from the Province! They also have an option to sign up for their email updates.
Check it out here.
Hey everyone, in case you missed this important message from Brian about the emergency funding recently announced by CLBC:
Please see this news release from CLBC regarding the emergency fund set up for home share and residential services. Good news in that we know the additional strains that this Coronavirus response has put on Home Share Providers.
If you have a need that meets the criteria in the news release, please contact your Home Share Coordinator with the agency who will pass on the request to CLBC.
If you have a supply suggestion, let us know!
Hey everyone, we know that some key supplies have been tough to come by lately -one of our amazing Service Coordinators(thanks, Lindsay!) passed along a supply suggestion today for us to share:
A social media post late last Friday said that Home Hardware in Cranbrook is trying to bring in more hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, and surgical masks. If you are in need of these supplies, you might want to give them a call at 250-426-6288 and see what products they currently have on hand.
Hi everyone, CLBC is hosting a conference call this Friday (April 17) to provide an update to self advocates and families on services and supports during the current COVID-19 pandemic. See full information and details on how to participate here.