What this page says
- If you are eligible for CLBC supports, staffed residential support is one option you could access (many people use the term “group home” to describe this support).
- With this residential option, you live in a home in your community where staff are available to support you throughout the day and night.
- Staffed residential support has many benefits and can positively impact your quality of life.
- You will receive support from staff who have been screened and trained to support you in this kind of environment.
- You can talk to a CLBC facilitator about this support and other residential options.
Where you live is an important part of your life. Staffed residential support is an option where you live in a home in your community where staff are available to support you throughout the day and night.
If you are eligible for CLBC supports and would like information about what we offer, or if you would like to review or change the support you currently receive, a CLBC facilitator can talk to you about staffed residential support.
People who choose this option generally need quite a bit of support with many areas of daily living.
Staff who work in the home can help you with things like cooking, budgeting, personal care, recreation, and connecting to your community. Those who work in the home get to know you well and will support you to get involved in the home and the community in a way that is comfortable for you.
You may live with one or more other people in the home. You share some areas of the home with others who live there, but you have your own room that you can decorate as you like and where you can go when you need time to be by yourself.
Staffed residential might be the only CLBC-funded support you receive or it could be one part of your plan. The kind and amount of support you receive is based on the need for support in specific areas.
What are the benefits of staffed residential support?
Staffed residential support can have a positive impact on your quality of life. The benefits include:
- Homes are comfortable, well-maintained and reflect the character of the people who live there.
- Qualified staff support you within the home and help you connect to people and resources in the community where you live.
- You will have the opportunity to get involved in activities within the home, learn new things, and take part in things that are happening in your neighbourhood.
How can CLBC help connect me with staffed residential support?
If you are eligible for CLBC services, a facilitator can talk with you about your options. They can help you develop and initiate a plan to connect with services that are funded by CLBC and other resources in your community.
CLBC works with service providers across B.C. that are qualified to provide staffed residential support. If you are interested in this support, a CLBC facilitator can provide you and your family with more information and can introduce you to service provides that could offer the kind of support you want and need at this point in your life.
How does CLBC make sure that a staffed residential home is safe?
CLBC regularly checks in with all service providers to ensure that the services they are offering continue to meet your needs and to make sure the homes in which they provide support are safe and comfortable.
Service providers ensure that all staff who provide support are appropriately screened, trained, and supervised. Staff use their skills and proper procedures to make sure the people who live there are safe.
If three or more people live in the home, the home requires a licence from the health authority in that region and will be inspected each year by an employee of the Ministry of Health.
Larger service providers agencies are also required to maintain accreditation status.
CLBC staff also regularly visit the home to monitor how things are going for the individuals who live there and agencies are required to immediately report any critical incidents that occur in the home.
Talk to a facilitator about staffed residential options
To talk with a CLBC facilitator about staffed residential support, please contact your local CLBC office. A CLBC facilitator can answer questions you have.
Click here to find your local office contact information.