Summerside – Premier Wade MacLauchlan today announced the Liberal Party’s plan to assist Islanders who need it the most.
“All Islanders deserve the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and financially secure life; unfortunately too many Islanders struggle to cover life’s necessities,” said the Premier. “A Liberal Government will grow our Island economy and support job creation. At the same time we must also ensure we have strong social programs to support Islanders who need it the most.”
Premier MacLauchlan announced a Liberal Government will increase funding to the Home Renovation Programs. The programs help-low income Islanders, families, and Islanders living with a disability. The Premier stated that the additional funding will ensure more Islanders have access to the programs, which provide forgivable loans to help cover the costs of necessary repairs to homes.
A Liberal Government will expand community-based residential services for Islanders with disabilities who can no longer live at home, and increase funding for the Disability Support Program. This program assists Islanders living with a disability to overcome barriers and live as independently as possible.
The Premier also spoke about the Child Care Subsidy and committed to reviewing the eligibility requirements so that parents pursuing post-secondary education don’t face undue barriers in accessing the program.
“These changes will provide more Island families with affordable childcare and particularly help single parent families and parents who are returning to school,” he said.