Accommodating Barriers

Kardel’s goal is to have services fully accessible and to advocate for an accessible community. It is important to report barriers that you experience as a person receiving services, as a staff member or as a family member, so that we can address the barriers, try to remove them in a timely manner or advocate for change.

To view a downloadable version of the Accessibility Feedback Form click here.

Types of Barriers

  • Architectural:  A physical barrier preventing an individual from accessing services.

  • Attitudinal: Any thoughts or approaches, that can cause an individual to feel uncomfortable or causes problems in seeking/receiving services. Such “attitudes” can include, but are not limited to: disregarding individuals supported input, addressing stigma and preventing access to services.

  • Environmental: A characteristic of the environment, which may compromise service delivery and the benefits of the treatment process.  Such barriers can include but are not limited to: unsafe areas, inappropriate decor, etc.

  • Financial:  A barrier of a (primarily) monetary nature that can prevent an individual from receiving the proper services.

  • Employment: Any barrier that exists from or is impacted by an individual’s employment or lack thereof.

  • Communication: A barrier resulting from difficulties an individual may have in expressing their needs including language preferences.

  • Transportation: A barrier resulting an inability to reach or participate in services due to a lack of or inadequate means of transport.

  • Community Integration: As appropriate, these barriers would interfere with an individual from returning to full participation in their community of choice.

  • Any other identified by individuals supported, employees and stakeholders: Additional issues, obstacles or needs which may interfere with or impede access to service. 

Contact

Kardel Consulting Inc.
Head Office
A 4 100 Aldersmith Place
Victoria, BC V9A 7M8
Phone (250) 382-5959
info@kardelcares.ca

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