(Cheryl Humphrey lives in a south side condo and gets home care from Creekside Support Services. The provincial government is not renewing the CSS contract and is appointing a new contractor. This is Ms. Humphrey's response to health minister Fred Horne.)
Letter to Minister of Health
Why are you doing this to us? Life is hard! You have just made our lives much harder in many ways.
This ‘paint brush’ approach of severe changes and cutbacks, without consultation or input from our large segment of the population informs us that we are considered “second class citizens”.
Before making changes such as this please try to consider and visualize what life is like living in a wheelchair or struggling to walk. Our quality of life is greatly determined by the quality of care available and accessible to us. Our quality of care and life also largely determines to what extent we are able to be contributing members of society and tax payers.