Supported Living Network

The purpose of the Supported Living Network (SLN) is to assist those with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible within our communities. Supported persons who have an ability to meet their basic needs with regards to health and safety, are matched with a staff person who will support them in the areas of daily life and self-care skills, home maintenance, and social integration. SLN staff also provides a crucial monitoring service to ensure health and safety needs are met and supported. The program primarily serves those in Vancouver and North Vancouver, however the program also provides supports to individuals living in other areas throughout Metro Vancouver.

The average number of hours a person served in the SLN program receives is from five to seven per week. If a supported person requires daily support, or more than 12-14 hours per week of support, a more comprehensive service may be needed. The basic skills required to be suitable for the SLN program are:

  • Knowledge of one’s personal safety, safety in the home and in the community. For example, knowing what to do in case of fire or other emergencies.
  • Independence in terms of personal care.
  • Basic knowledge of health care needs.
  • Ability to self-administer medications and follow medication prescriptions.
  • Knowledge of how to make or obtain healthy meals. This may include using a microwave, stove/oven, or it may mean purchasing ready-made meals from a service. This includes basic knowledge of safe eating habits and healthy food choices.
  • Knowledge of money management, bill payment and banking transactions.
  • Knowledge and ability to keep home in an acceptable manner of cleanliness as per the building rules.
  • In general, the program provides support in the following areas.
  • Assisting with medical appointments and planning.
  • Support to plan meals and buy food/other necessities.
  • Assistance with budgeting, personal banking, and other financial issues.
  • Support with BC Housing and/or landlord and building requirements.
  • Providing several community-based social programs to enhance quality of life and social interaction, such as community kitchens, community coffee groups, women with disabilities support groups, supported vacations.

Anyone interested in receiving services by the SLN must be referred by a Facilitator through Community Living BC (CLBC).

 

The Buddy Club

SLN is proud to present the Buddy Club which brings together people of all abilities to do different and fun things every month.  Bring your family, friends and neighbours too! Make new buddies for friendship and good times.

The Club aims to build a more inclusive community with affordable and accessible events while having fun.  For more information, please click herevisit our events calendar for upcoming events or call 778-945-1430 ext. 333 to join the next adventure!

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