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Supported Living - Apartment Based Programs

Step 4 - Shared Support

(up to nine hours of dedicated one-to-one support, per  week)

Step 5 - Tenant Support

(up to three hours of dedicated one-to-one support, per week)

Bonsor and East 7th Apartments Program - Burnaby                                

Fraser Heights Apartment Program  -  Vancouver               

Langley Timbers Apartments Program - Langley                               

Once a client demonstrates that they can live safely and complete most activities of daily living with minimal support, they progress to the Shared Support Programs and live in their own apartment. Clients are responsible for living expenses, such as hydro, cable, groceries and a subsidized monthly rent. One-on-one support continues to be provided through scheduled sessions in the client’s suite and in the community. Clients work with staff on personal goals, IADL’s, as well as seeking volunteer, vocational, and educational opportunities.

Clients are also supported through an on-site, wheelchair friendly, drop in centre within the staff office at each location.  There they can administer their medication with supervision, as well as problem solve with staff. The drop-in centre offers activities such as coffee and tea night, movie night and discussion groups. A client computer with Wi-Fi internet is available for use at the drop-in centre. 24 hour emergency telephone support is also available in the event that staff are off-site and/or after-hours support is required.

The support services offered in the Tenant Support Program are identical to the Shared Support Program with diminished support hours provided.  Approximately nine hours of dedicated one-to-one support per week is offered in Step 4, Shared Support, and three hours per week in Step 5, Tenant Support. These programs provide a declining scale of service suited to the need of the client and support hours diminish as the client gains independence.

Those who receive services in this program are supported with a range of support in making appointments (medical and dental), managing finances, arranging/taking public transportation and orienting to the community and managing their medications.  Some of the clients may still require a limited amount of assistance to live in the community and access many of its activities.  

Clients may be supported to find low-income or independent housing in the final progression towards their rehabilitation and living independently without supports. They may also continue with maintenance style goals depending on their abilities and needs.

Contact information

Cheshire Homes Society of BC
101A-3920 Norland Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 4K7
Tel: 604-540-0686
Fax: 604-540-0684

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