L.I.F.E. Based Service – a New CLBC Opportunity
Community Living BC (CLBC) recently invited service providers to make proposals to transition some of the community inclusion services to L.I.F.E. based services. Spectrum will be submitting a proposal and if selected, we will meet with individuals and families who are interested in having their supports moved to this model of service. From the CLBC website, here is more information:
L.I.F.E. = Learning, Inclusion, Friendship and Employment
The L.I.F.E.-based service combines support for people interested in employment who also want to connect to their community, pursue life-long learning, and build meaningful relationships. The L.I.F.E.-based service will be a new service that individuals can request under the Community Inclusion service category with the goal of supporting people for a future and a life beyond paid services. The L.I.F.E.-based service measures the difference it makes in a person’s life beyond achieving goals. The service is driven by the people who use it and reflects their strengths, rights and choices.
The L.I.F.E.-based service is provided in community and occurs when and where the person’s goals will best be achieved. It is a flexible and responsive service that offers support when it’s needed and not when it’s not. The L.I.F.E.-based service is not about hours spent with a person, but rather about receiving the right support when you need it and using personalized approaches for planning, service development and evaluation to make that happen. The service experience evolves as people are supported to develop informal support networks and build their confidence and independence.
The L.I.F.E.-based service moves beyond person-centred planning to a user-driven approach where people direct and evaluate their services in a way that works for them. People and their staff work together to establish an ongoing check-in and adjustment strategy that evaluates both the support being given and the difference the service is making. Evaluation is embedded in the delivery of the service for each person.
The L.I.F.E.-based service responds to the natural rhythm of a person’s life and adjusts over time in response to their changing goals and needs.
There is lots more information on the CLBC website at:
Let us know if you have any questions. We’ll keep you informed on the progress of our proposal.