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Housing and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) partners with community-based organizations (CBOs) and other service providers across the province to provide residential and day programs based on an individual’s support need, including: 

  • Group homes – homes which are staffed to provide personal care, supervision and support to usually three to six adults with intellectual disabilities. They are located in residential neighbourhoods throughout Saskatchewan.
  • Group living homes – individuals who share a group living home are responsible for paying their basic shelter costs. The Ministry of Social Services provides funds for the support staff that may be required.
  • Supportive living programs – provide adults living in their own apartments with the limited support and supervision they might need to live as independently as possible.
  • Approved Private-Service Homes - are licensed private homes that provide a family atmosphere for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

Day Programs

Day programs are operated by CBOs and support individuals to participate in work, leisure activities and to develop life skills. Program examples include vocational training, employment experiences, life skills, socialization and recreation.

Programs are designed to support the needs of clients who have limited motor and sensory development.

Community Case Management

Each CLSD client is assigned a Community Service Worker that can provide a broad range of support including:

  • Individual client support, counselling and crisis intervention;
  • Assessment of client and family needs;
  • Family support services such as counselling, respite planning, referrals and providing other information as needed;
  • Development and support of Approved Private-Service Homes; and
  • Coordination of planning and services with individuals, families, community-based organizations and other stakeholders.

Outreach and Prevention Services

Outreach and Prevention Services (OPS) provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities who have unmet needs and challenges that interfere with their ability to fully participate in their communities.

The intent of the OPS is to enhance, not duplicate, the community’s existing resources while filling a gap in the service continuum.

OPS has three service streams:

  • Crisis Support Services - crisis prevention, education, outreach and residential services are provided by the Crisis Prevention and Support Program. These services may be accessed to prevent potential crisis defined as loss of one’s home, vocational support, injury to self or others, and unnecessary extensions of hospitalization.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Outreach (MDO) Services - Multi-Disciplinary Outreach Services works with a team of professionals to address an individual’s holistic needs to enhance their independence and Quality of life. MDO team members can include:  Community Intervention Worker, Program Development Consultant, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist, Physiotherapist, Recreational Therapist, Outreach Worker/Therapy Aide, Community Residential Community Residential Workers.
  • Residential Services - a network of provincial residential services has been developed for individuals who require access to a variety of services including respite, short-term, or long-term options

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