Request for Proposals – Evaluation of United Way’s Better at Home Rural & Remote Pilot Project

United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is requesting proposals to evaluate the impact of the 6 Better at Home Rural & Remote Pilot programs across rural British Columbia.

Better at Home (BH) is a non-medical home support program managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and funded through the Government of British Columbia (BC). Non-medical home support services are designed to assist seniors with simple day-to-day tasks and are delivered primarily by non-profit agencies.

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Growing Our Community: Fourth Annual Better at Home Provincial Meetup!

Over 90 Coordinators, Assistants and Managers from across the province attended our fourth annual Better at Home Provincial Meetup at SFU Harbour Centre in vibrant downtown Vancouver!

The theme of the conference was “growing our community” and centered on a large, interactive tree with pots and seedlings that emulated a growing forest – a forest seeded by the program enriching ideas of our Coordinator network.

Participants learned about current provincial projects,

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Better at Home 2015/2016 Annual Report available

The Better at Home 2015/2016 Annual Report is now available on our website.

Funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Better at Home provides non-medical home support services to help seniors age with dignity in their own homes and communities. In 2015/2016, local programs grew to reach over 15,000 seniors in urban and rural communities across B.C.

The Better at Home 2015/2016 Annual Report is now available on our website.

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Meeting the Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors: WIDHH Better at Home Project

The “WIDDH Better at Home Project” will provide transportation and friendly visiting services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) seniors and assist them in living independently in their homes and communities.

United Way’s Better at Home program has embarked on a one year project with the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) to assess the emerging needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) seniors’ population, and provide services in a linguistically and culturally accessible format to these seniors living in the Lower Mainland.

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$5 million to support senior’s independence

On Friday, June 10 in Kamloops, B.C.’s Health Minister Terry Lake announced an additional $5 million in funding for United Way’s Better at Home program. This funding will provide increased supports for seniors to remain independent in their homes and communities.

“Seniors have told us that it is important that they are able to stay at home for as long as possible and not have to move just because they need a little assistance around the house,”

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