Interim VVC report delivered to Minister

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Report presents findings, foreshadows recommendations

Valley View Centre

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.”

For more, pick up tomorrow's Times-Herald.

Organizations: Valley View Centre, SACL, Transition Steering Committee VVC Family Group Saskatchewan Association for Community Living

Geographic location: Valley View

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  • Stu Pud
    February 09, 2013 - 00:00

    Almost a year has passed and still no concrete plans. Or, at least no plan to let the residents, families or staff know what the hell is going on! Typical from this government. When will the Minister of Social Services, June Draude, or the silent Moose Jaw MLA's , Michelson and Lawrence (now a legislative secretary to the Minister of SS) have some concrete plans? Nothing said by any of them. Leaving 198 residents and their families hanging, as well as the staff left to wonder what is happening is shameful. After a year there is an interim report from a self-appointed co-chair that contains nothing but a few stats. Where are the plans?