Leadership and Co-ordination of Support

LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION OF SUPPORT

standard: The home sharing providers are qualified and experienced and have regular, direct contact with each individual receiving service, assistants, and others involved in the individual’s life.

rationale: Effective co-ordination of support can create a well-functioning team that maintains the spirit, dignity, and individuality of each person receiving service.

The home sharing provider and assistants, such as respite workers, who have regular contact with the individual are required to be qualified and to provide services according to the individual’s needs.

The following are examples of promising practices:

  • Home sharing providers have the experience, training, and mentoring abilities to provide support to assistants and volunteers.
  • Home sharing providers maintain qualifications in First Aid and CPR.
  • When necessary, home sharing providers work collaboratively with professional supports.