POLITICS

Report recommends 12 ways Saskatchewan can improve the lives of disabled people

06/22/2015 02:11 EDT | Updated 06/22/2016 05:59 EDT
REGINA - A new report recommends 12 ways the Saskatchewan government can help improve the lives of disabled people in the province.

They include making buildings more accessible for people with disabilities.

There is also a call to make disability programs more accountable to the people they support.

The report by the Citizen Consultation Team says more should be done to protect the disabled from violence, neglect and abuse.

The team also recommends the government should help remove barriers that people face who want to go to post-secondary school or take job training programs.

The report says these recommendations are part of a strategy the government should oversee over the next 10 years.

"Our government is confident that the team's recommendations will bring our province closer to achieving its vision of being the best place in Canada to live for people with disabilities," Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer said Monday in a release.

The recommendations were developed by the team and the government, including feedback from more than 1,600 people across the province.