International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Ava lives at Nigel House, and is watching construction of her new Home. Residents are excited to see the progress, and looking forward to move-in day.

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3 was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.

At Broadmead Care, we are privileged to care for adults with disabilities through the Nigel Program, which includes Harriet House and Nigel House. Here, adults with disabilities experience a sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Here, people participate in activities that strengthen their bodies and minds. Here, people enjoy nourishing home-cooked meals, and a strong sense of community. Here each person can enjoy unique programs both inside and outside the Home. Through the Nigel Program, people experience compassionate care, and are given the support and encouragement they need to live life as independently and as fully as possible.

We are excited to be building the New Home for Nigel House on Vernon Avenue near the Saanich Municipal Hall, which will help us provide even better care for adults with disabilities who need 24/7 care. With private rooms, easy wheelchair access, and more room for activities, the new Nigel House will be part of a world-class community of care. You can help support the people who call Nigel House home by donating to the New Home for Nigel House campaign today.