Community Living Toronto offers a continuum of residential funded and unfunded options focused on a meaningful life as chosen by that person with support from people who care about them. Person directed practices guide our supports and services which respect each person’s right and responsibility to consider choices and to make life decisions.
Supported Group Living situations means 3 or more adults with an intellectual disability are living together. Paid supports are provided up to 24 hours every day depending on the support needs of the people living there. Support outcomes are aligned with each person’s individual support plan. Typically, people considering group living require some level of support at all times.
Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with intellectual disabilities (home sharers).
LifeShare (also known as host family) is so much more than providing a room in your home. Being a home provider means you’re giving someone with an intellectual disability “a place in your heart, a place in your home.”
LifeShare helps adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 and older live as independently as possible in their communities.
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Supported Independent Living enables someone with an intellectual disability to live with or without a partner/room-mate. A caseworker enables the achievement of outcomes which are aligned with each person’s individual support plan and paid supports are available on a part-time basis to foster and maintain independence. Someone considering this option would have life skills necessary to live with occasional support for meals, money management and community engagement.
Alternatives may also be created when someone has individualized funds. Living arrangements may be similar to the models described above or may look different. Experienced support is available to help someone develop a personalized plan and budget for individualized funds.
Visit www.LIGHTS.to and learn more about the partnership between Community Living Toronto, LIGHTS and families so adults who have an intellectual disability have more choices and residential options.
Visit http://housemates.centennialcollege.ca/, too learn more about the Friendly Housemates model. Matching college or university students with people with intellectual disabilities as friendly housemates.