Ministry of Community and Social Services
Investing in Residential Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Cambridge, ON – Feb 8, 2017
Ontario is investing in the rebuild of a residence for adults with developmental disabilities in the Cambridge area.
Christian Horizons in Branchton, which once provided housing for four adults with special needs, was destroyed by a fire in January 2015.
The new facility will replace the four-bed, 2,500 square foot home with a modern and accessible six-bed, 4,800 square foot residence. It will better serve residents and provide space for two additional people. Construction is expected to be complete by spring 2018.
Developmental service agencies offer a wide range of supports for people with developmental disabilities, depending on their needs. This includes providing an accessible, safe and comfortable home, connecting people to health and social services, and encouraging people stay active and engaged with family, friends, and their community.
Investing in residential care for people with developmental disabilities is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.