Home Shared Living

Home sharing is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. Home sharing may be offered by community-based agencies or directly by CLBC. Homes may be owned or rented by the home sharing provider or by the individual requiring support. In some situations, the home sharing provider’s family lives in the home. In others, people live together as roommates in a reciprocal relationship.

In most situations, home sharing involves very close relationships. The individuals within the home share not only their physical space, but also their lives. The members of the home spend a lot of time together and are actively involved in one another’s daily activities. In other situations, the home sharing arrangement is characterized by more independent relationships. Members of the home generally go their own ways and come together at specific times or for specific purposes.

Individuals tend to choose this option because it provides an ideal balance of support and independence. It is entirely person-centred in that it allows individuals to select a home sharing provider and home environment that meet their unique goals and preferences. Support is flexible and evolves according to the individuals’ changing needs. For some, home sharing is a stepping-stone to even greater independence. For others, it is an arrangement that will last for many years.

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