Group Living Support is provided to two or more people living together, requiring up to twenty four-hour staff support. A model of person-centred planning is utilized to ensure that the person’s expressed desires are listened to and that the supports are provided to ensure that they are realized. The key focus is to support people to live as independently as possible. Group Living may be a first step into transitioning into a more independent model of support.
WDDS currently supports people in 19 homes located throughout the community of Woodstock. Many of these homes are barrier free, providing accessible housing for a variety of physical needs.
SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING (SIL)
SIL supports are an option for people who have the skills to live independently in the community and may only require assistance on an intermittent or as-requested basis. Supports are based on a person’s individual needs in regards to activities of daily living, such as assisting a person with budgeting, home management, food selection, meal preparation and community awareness. Training and skill development are the focus to increase a person’s independence.
The amount of support required is determined mutually between the support worker and the person accessing supports and is reviewed regularly to ensure it is appropriate and is meeting the needs of the person.
The Transitional Living Program offers assessments and training in the areas of life skills for young people who are moving out of their family home and are planning to live more independently in the community. Participants are provided the necessary supports to enhance their skills in the areas of cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting and overall health and safety issues while residing in the transitional home location.
The program accommodates one person at a time for a period of 12 months as determined by a collaborative planning process between the person, their family and agency staff. The focus of training for each person would involve all the necessary skills required for a successful transition into the optimal living situation for that person.