To date BC Rehab has presented the service at four separate community events:
- Union Gospel Mission’s Summer Connect
- Concert Properties Summer BBQ at Oppenheimer Park
- Carnegie Alley Health Fair
- Homelessness Connect at Vancouver Community College
We have actively been working with service providers in the DTES to ensure that the people who really need this service come out to our events. The goal of the program is simple: to provide technical repairs to wheelchairs and other mobility aids used by people with physical disabilities who are struggling and have no other means of getting the work done. The outcome for clients is enhanced mobility and personal independence now that their previously non-functional equipment is wheeling and rolling the way it was intended to operate.
To give you a sense of the impact of this service, here is a quote from the Homelessness Action Week event coordinator, Damien Murphy: