Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services in Yolo County

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Advisory Committee - Mission and Goals

Values

The IHSS Advisory Committee believes in the importance of: IHSS to elderly and disabled consumers; the consumer-provider relationship; and consumers making decisions and having a voice in their services and in their living situation. The Committee believes that IHSS is a necessary and essential service contributing to the dignity, safety, and independence of consumers. The Committee acknowledges the interdependence of the consumer and the provider by recognizing, respecting, and addressing the rights and needs of both groups. The Committee also supports services that further the consumer’s right to live independently in the most appropriate and least restrictive setting.

Mission

The mission of the IHSS Advisory Committee is to give consumers and providers a voice in IHSS and Public Authority Policy, program development and operations.

We do this by advising, advocating and making recommendations for the enhancement, availability and quality of IHSS and ensuring services that support a positive productive relationship between the consumers and providers.

Goals

In developing goals, the IHSS Advisory Committee considered goals that would be essential in facilitating accomplishment of the organization’s mission:

Duties and Responsibilities

Assembly Bill 1682 requires that the Board of Supervisors appoint an IHSS Advisory Committee having a majority of consumer members as defined in W & I Code section 12301.6 and Assembly Bill 1682.

Assembly Bill 1682 defines the role of the Advisory Committee as follows:

Advisory Committee:

For fiscal year 2005/2006, the Yolo County IHSS Advisory Committee has established the following annual goals:

Legislative and Budgetary Advocacy Projects and Activities Member Education and Training

History of Accomplishments

Meeting Time and Location

The committee meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Department of Social Services Community Conference Room at 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland. IHSS Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.

Letter from the Chair

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