Individuals choose Home Share because it provides an ideal balance of support and independence. It is entirely person-centred allowing individuals to select a home share provider and home environment that suits them best. Support is flexible and evolves according to Individual changing needs. For some, Home Share is a stepping-stone to even greater independence. For others, it is an arrangement that will last for many years. An Individual may already have a specific home share provider in mind, or they may ask for assistance to match with a Home Share provider who will best support their needs and lifestyle preferences.
Eligibility for Home Share with ILHS is determined by Community Living British Columbia (CLBC)
Individualized Funding (IF) empowers Individuals to choose activities and live in their communities in the way that makes them happy. IF supports Individuals to use money allocated to them by CLBC to create new, innovative service options and to make individual choices about how the supports and services they require are provided.
The Individual, or the person supporting them (called the agent), hire people directly or may work with a Host Agency that will help choose and hire people to support them. The Host Agency will then contract with the people who provide the direct support.
A Host Agency is an agency approved by CLBC that is selected to administer the money allocated by CLBC. The Host Agency works with the Individual to arrange and manage the supports required. This option gives the benefits of Individualized Funding, but with less responsibility for paperwork, record-keeping and the administrative task of being the Employer of Record.
At ILHS we work in partnership with Individuals and their agent to create the support they desire to thrive and live life to the fullest.
Referrals are made by CLBC and funding is dependent on service type allocated by CLBC.
I’m happy in my new home! I love the colour of my purple room. I have my own rocking chair in the living room which is comfy. I sometimes watch shows with my roommate. We have lots of parties and get togethers. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen where I can cook and generally pitch in. Operation Trackshoes was fun! I went for the first time this year. I enjoyed playing all the games and I’ve saved my ribbons. I’ve had lots of fun times this summer!