The Supported-Independent Living Program offers support and assistance to individuals in developing their unique potential for independent living, and provides in-home support to enable individuals to maintain their chosen living situation. Individuals accepted must have a desire to become more independent, either in their current living situation or with the intention of moving to a more independent environment.
Each person is supported in creating a Self-Directed Plan. The plan focuses on health, community, home, personal and social life, work and education.
This plan guides how appointments and support hours are used, and is reviewed semi-annually, but can be reviewed any time as requested. The Supported-Independent Living Program supports individuals in using the natural support systems that exist in the community to build and maintain their independence.
This includes encouraging family and friends to play an active role.
The Supported-Independent Living Program supports and encourages individuals in exploring many aspects of life, including:
Referrals to the Supported-Independent Living Program are made by CLBC analysts at Community Living BC. Program spaces may also be purchased through Individualized Funding.
Staff who work in the Supported-Independent Living Program are members of the Clements Centre Society. Each person receiving service is assigned a Key Worker who acts as the main contact. When a Key Worker is sick or unavailable for an appointment, a different worker is offered.
The Supported-Independent Living Program has office space in the Clements Centre Sociey’s administrative building. People are encouraged to make appointments, as staff are often out of the office on a home visit or in the community. Voice messages are checked throughout the day.
Hours are flexible and responsive to individual schedules. Appointments are scheduled during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, unless specially requested. Extra support is also available throughout the week for help with unplanned matters. The type and amount of support provided will vary with changing interests, needs, and social resources.
Contact the program staff at , or (250) 746-4135 extension 232, for more information.