BCGEU report shows most vulnerable paying price of cutbacks

A new B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) report called Choose Children: A Case for Reinvesting in Child, Youth and Family Services in British Columbia shows that it is the most vulnerable members of society who are paying the price of years of funding cuts.

According to the report, eighty percent of front-line workers have caseloads above the recommended maximum.

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Government ignores needs of developmentally disabled - video

Parents of many developmentally disabled people are caring for them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That's incredibly demanding, but an even bigger fear for parents is what will happen to their children when they are no longer physically able to care for them. 

Developmental services workers share those fears. They do this kind of work because they care, but are frustrated and angry that tax breaks for the wealthy come ahead of basic services for people with developmental disabilities.

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