I was so happy to attend the grand opening for a new Clare Parker Homes Inc. group home in Regina on January 18th. The group home supports three individuals who have transitioned from Valley View Centre into Regina. The community setting will have residents experiencing a very exciting change in their quality of life: a life of choice, independence and belonging.
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Clare Parker Homes is a community-based organization that provides high-quality, personalized community living supports for adults experiencing intellectual disabilities. They currently operate five group homes and support 24 individuals with disabilities in the Regina area.
The Government of Saskatchewan provided Clare Parker Homes with mortgage residential lease payments of more than $60,000, along with more than $440,000 in annual operating funding.
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to supporting individuals experiencing disability so they can fully enjoy their rights and freedoms and participate in their communities.
In June 2015, a comprehensive Disability Strategy was released which includes six priority areas: transportation, respite, accessibility legislation, residential services, service co-ordination and navigation, and awareness/understanding of the rights of people experiencing disabilities.