The Community Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program in British Columbia is an important tool in home care for people with disabilities. It’s a “self-managed model of care”, where people receive funds to hire their own home care support services. “They assume full responsibility for the management, co-ordination and financial accountability of their services, including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and supervising home support workers.”
In my opinion, as an indirect result of the benefits provided by the CSIL home care, CSIL users/employers have increased independence and can go to work, school, and participate in the community.
People are hard at work on a digital manual for the CSIL program. The manual will be ready to launch later this year. I’m working on clip art to help navigate the manual. Here are some draft images: