Program: Live it Up: Making Nigel and Harriet Houses More Like Home
Vital Sign: Housing
Total Grant: $12,000
This project will enable adults with disabilities using manual wheelchairs to get out into their immediate neighbourhood and into the community. Many residents of Broadmead Care Society's two houses, Nigel House and Harriet House, who use manual wheelchairs must use wheelchair-equipped buses to travel even just a few blocks. Funds will be used to expand the outreach and inclusive programming to add more staff and volunteers, subsidize field trip fees and offer time on an attendant-controlled power wheelchair so residents can go for walks in their neighbourhood and attend otherwise inaccessible community events. Watch this Vital People segment for an update on the project.