New poll shows strong public support for community social services

A new poll conducted for The Roundtable of Provincial Social Service Organizations confirms British Columbians support for restoring funding to community social services.

According to the Angus Reid poll, 65 per cent of British Columbians surveyed agreed current funding levels are too low for community social services such as daycare; seniors care, employment services, supports to families and children, help for vulnerable populations, and adult residential care.

Nearly 90 per cent of respondents agreed community social services make their communities a safer, better place to live, and that such preventive services reduce the cost and societal burden of family breakdown and crisis intervention down the line.

HSA represents hundreds of community social services workers province-wide.

Download poll information here