The interim report of the Valley View Centre (VVC) Transition Steering Committee has been released to June Draude, minister of social services.
“Last year, cabinet made the decision (to close the centre), and we’ve been very busy beavers since then,” said June Avivi, co-chair of the Valley View Centre Family Group. “This preliminary report basically gives the minister a picture of what and who she is dealing with.”
The report was presented by the VVC Family Group and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL) to the Minister Friday.
“The report focuses on the many hours that have gone in since the announcement (of closure) was made last February. There have been people who have met with every single resident, and their families or their advocates if they don’t have families,” said Avivi. “They have been reviewed in terms of what their specific needs are, so that we can develop a unique plan for each person, tailored to fit their specific needs.”
“I think what’s really important is that there won’t be one overarching plan for the individuals living at Valley View right now,” noted Gloria Manhussier, president of SACL. “It will be unique and individualized to meet the needs of each of the people living there.”
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