Home Sharing Providers

As a home sharing provider, you are an important part of a huge network. The support you provide on a daily basis is one of the reasons this is the fastest growing residential option in the province and is responsible for helping achieve our collective vision of good lives in welcoming communities. We couldn’t do it without you!

This page is designed just for you so check back regularly. We will use this site to ensure that you have access to important resources and up-to-date information.

Home Sharing Survey Now Closed

Home sharing providers are a vital part of CLBC’s shared living services, and we are committed to understanding the needs of providers to ensure a strong home sharing system for those we serve.

CLBC is grateful for the hundreds of home sharing providers who participated in our provincial survey, which closed on April 27, 2018. It is clear home sharing providers are dedicated to their work, and we truly value and thank them for the information that was provided to us.

CLBC held this survey, and recently completed small group feedback sessions across the province, as part of an effort to listen to the needs of home sharing providers. The Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has asked CLBC to engage home sharing providers to identify  their support needs, gather further input and make recommendations by June 29th, 2018. Your responses will be an essential part of analysis and a report to the Minister in June.

If you have questions about this process, please send them to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca. Thank you!

Terms and Conditions

CLBC has developed new contract documents that will replace the existing Client Service Agreement (CSA) and Component Services Schedule (CSS). The new contract documents are comprised of three key elements that together make up the complete agreement between CLBC and service providers:

Contract: defining the services being acquired and their payment
Terms and Conditions: defining the relationship between CLBC and the service provider and each party’s contractual obligations
Schedules to Terms and Conditions: a component of the Terms and Conditions primarily governing quality and reporting requirements.

The Terms and Conditions and the Schedules to the Terms and Conditions have been standardized and will not vary from contract to contract.

Terms and Conditions – Home Sharing

Standards

In April 2007, CLBC adopted a set of standards for home sharing to ensure that individuals who choose this option receive consistent and high quality support. The standards clarify the roles and responsibilities of home sharing providers and allow those who are responsible for monitoring home sharing arrangements to assess whether contractors are meeting established standards. CLBC uses two tools to formally monitor home sharing situations: a Health and Safety Checklist and a comprehensive Monitoring Tool. Agencies use similar tools.

Standards for Home Sharing
Monitoring Tool for Home Sharing
Health and Safety Checklist for Home Sharing

Reporting Forms

As a home sharing provider, you are required to complete certain reports. These are four of the most commonly required forms:

Critical Incident Report 
Quality of Life Report
Occurrence-Based Report: Direct Home Sharing
Periodic Report: Direct Home Sharing 

If you have questions about how and when to submit these reports, please get in touch with the CLBC Office in your region.

Policies

Policies are clearly-written rules that define the expectations CLBC has of home sharing providers in specific situations. They guide the practice of our own staff and interact with established standards and identified contract outcomes to ensure the home sharing arrangement is positive for the individual and the home sharing provider. The following policies govern CLBC practice and may be of interest to home sharing providers:

Approval of CLBC-Contracted Home Sharing Providers Policy
Bathing Guidelines Policy
Behaviour Support and Safety Planning Policy
Criminal Record Check Policy: Service Delivery
Critical Incidents Policy
Indivdual Financial Payment Policy: Residential Services
Investigations of Abuse and Neglect Policy
Monitoring of CLBC-Contracted Home Sharing Providers Policy
Respite Guidelines Policy
Service Provision by Family Members Policy
Standards for Home Sharing Policy

 

Resources

Home sharing providers have found the following resources to be useful:

Successful Practices for Home Sharing Services
Handbook for Home Sharing Providers

Resource Guide for Service Providers
The Shared Living Resource Guide: A Toolkit of Ideas to Support Good Lives in Community is the result of a collaborative initiative between Community Living BC and the CEO Network of BC. The guide reflects three years of research, conversation, and collaboration between the many people involved with the delivery of shared living services within this province. The guide is an invaluable resource for agencies currently delivering shared living services and for those that are considering seeking to become qualified to deliver this service.

Report On Supported Living Roundtable
Exploring New Ways To Live In Community: A Conversation about Supported Living for People with Developmental Disabilities In B.C. offers thoughts about how supported living services are currently delivered and how this residential option could look in the future. The report summarizes the results of a survey and roundtable discussion that were initiated by a group of service providers and supported by Community Living BC in 2013.

Emergency Preparedness

The link below will be of interest to those home sharing providers who want to learn how to prepare for an emergency. The site is sponsored by the Government of Canada and includes valuable information about knowing the risks, making a plan, and developing an emergency kit.

www.getprepared.gc.ca

The Disability Alliance of BC has been working collaboratively with a broad network of organizations and people with disabilities to build relationships with the emergency management sector. The link below includes information and resources that will be of interest to home sharing providers.

www.disabilityalliancebc.org/ourwork/emergency.htm

Health-related Questions

The Provincial Ministry of Health provides a number of toll-free information lines as part of its commitment to quality service. The link below provides a list of the numbers available as well as a brief description of the services offered by each of these resources.

www.health.gov.bc.ca/cpa/1-800

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