Platform Connects Disabled with Providers

The Brandon Sun
May 13, 2020

A new online platform will make it possible for personal care providers to connect with individuals and families.

Manitoba Possible, formerly Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, has partnered with Concept Labs to launch envoyy, which helps those who need services such as home care, respite care and elder care, the organization said in a news release Tuesday.

The platform, which can be accessed through a computer, tablet or phone, provides a way for people to post job opportunities, search for providers, connect and schedule shifts, and make and receive payments.

“We listened to the needs of families and individuals in our community who are struggling to access qualified, trusted, and available help,” Lindsey Cooke, Manitoba Possible’s director of provincial services, said in the news release. “Envoyy is here to help mitigate those issues of safety and security to bring about change in our community.”

Envoyy will let users search through a list of service providers and filter by criteria such as availability, language and skills.

Research has demonstrated the benefits of self-managed care services, Manitoba Possible says. However, many Manitobans with disabilities struggle to hire workers for these important services.

Envoyy is waiving the administration fee for all members, including clients and service providers, until the end of June 2020.

More information is available at www.envoyy.ca.

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