Independent Living Support
Independent Living Support (ILS) is a community based option that provides funding for hours of support services from a Service Provider, based on the assessed needs and circumstances of an eligible participant who is semi-independent and requires support to live on their own.
The purpose of the ILS program is to promote independence, self-reliance, security and social inclusion by creating a flexible and responsive delivery system that incorporates the strengths of a participant, their personal and community resources, and approved ILS Service Providers. This is achieved using a person-directed, and collaborative approach.
The goals of the ILS Program are to:
- assist a participant to maximize independence in their instrumental activities of daily living, such as:
- maintaining a household
- shopping and banking
- preparing meals
- transportation for community access
- participating in leisure, volunteer, or work activities;
- assist a participant to build and maintain connections and relationships with family, friends and other community members and resources;
- assist a participant with the promotion and maintenance of their health and wellness;
- recognize the potential of a participant and facilitate opportunities for their continuing growth and personal development;
- delay the need for, or assist in the prevention of, admission to a staffed residential support option.
Eligibility for the ILS Program is determined by a functional and financial assessment. Eligible individuals will have assessed unmet needs which can be addressed by the ILS Program.
A specialized team is ready to help answer your questions, direct you to community resources, and support you through the application process for the Disability Support Program (DSP).
To connect with a team member, call our toll-free number at 1-877-424-1177 or visit a Community Services office Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.