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Regional Home Support pamphlet and client handbook are now available in several languages

03/06/2021

In 2019 and 2020, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) transitioned from using external providers to using VCH staff to deliver Home Support services. During this transition, we had the opportunity to review information about Home Support and created new materials that provide comprehensive information about the service and how to access it.

Engagement on Home Support materials

The project team undertook a robust engagement process to update the existing Regional Home Support Pamphlet and create a new Regional Home Support Client Handbook. Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN) members provided input on making the materials clear and meaningful to clients and families accessing Home Support and Home Health services. Engagement with VCH community partners on the translations of materials uncovered the need for standardized terminology in other languages for terms such as Community Health Worker, Registered Nurse, Home Health and Home Support. Engagement with VCH Aboriginal Health highlighted a lack of representation of Indigenous communities in images and the need for specialized Indigenous supports. The project team is beginning conversations with the Aboriginal Health team to explore processes for involvement of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in Home Support. 

Accessing the Pamphlet and Client Handbook

Pamphlet: for anyone seeking basic information on VCH Home Support services and how to access services. (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi versions are forthcoming.)

[English] | [ العربية Arabic] | [ فارسی Farsi‎] | [Français French] | [Español Spanish] | [Tagalog][Tiếng Việt Vietnamese]

Client Handbook: detailed information on Home Support services for current clients and distributed by Home Support teams, or a resource for anyone seeking more detailed information on VCH home support services. (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi versions are forthcoming.)

[English] | [ فارسی Farsi‎

For community organizations or members of the public who would like to order printed copies, they may order via the PHEM website. Here’s how: 

  1. Search ‘Home Support’

  2. Click the ‘Select’ button below the document you would like to order

  3. Scroll to the top right, click green icon ‘Your Selections’ 

  4. Click purple icon ‘Request Copies/Revisions/Copyright’

  5. Select ‘Additional Copies’ and fill in your information

(Note: The cost for printing is as follows: Pamphlet $0.57 each, Client Handbook $5.81 each.)

For questions on how to order, contact PHEM at phem@vch.ca

If you are interested in contributing to ongoing engagements and helping shape health care provided by VCH, please visit Engage VCH


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