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.
Update on CLBC home sharing engagement in 2018
In February 2018, Minister Shane Simpson directed CLBC to engage with home sharing providers to identify support needs that can help improve the system. In April 2018, CLBC conducted a survey of home sharing providers and held small group meetings in different regions of the province to identify support needs. This feedback was summarized in the June 2018 What We Heard report.
CLBC is working with the Minister, home sharing providers and service providers to review these findings.
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.
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
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 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:
- 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
- Individual 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
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.
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.
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.