Individual & Family Support Services
SCACL Individual & Family Support Services (formerly called ‘Respite’) serves families that require a break from the daily responsibility of caring for a family member with a disability. SCACL coordinates care for adult (CLBC) and children (MCFD). Individual & Family Support Service is an important part of caregiver preservation and offers a support service for families. It serves as a vital part of the continuum of family support and is intended to reduce family stress and increase family stability.
Caregivers offer support to families in caring for their loved ones. Families are involved in selecting their caregiver and in arranging the times that are most suitable, whether it be a couple of hours, a weekend or an extended vacation. They also decide whether service will be based out of the caregivers home or their own home with community activities as a general focus. Caregivers undergo a screening process conducted by the SCACL Coordinator that includes a Criminal Record Clearance. Caregivers are then matched with families according to individual needs and preferences.