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By: Bellwoods Centres  09-12-2011
Keywords: independent living

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Services and Programs

For more detailed descriptions of programs and services offered, follow the links below.

Bellwoods Centres for Community Living offers clients non-medical support services, accommodation, and independent living education through Supportive Housing and Outreach services and programs.

Support services are delivered under the client's direction, provide assistance with the activities of daily living, and include:

  • bathing and dressing
  • toiletting
  • personal grooming
  • meal preparation
  • assistance with eating
  • homemaking (at some locations)

Outreach Services

Supportive Housing Services offer transitional and permanent accommodation in a range of settings, all with 24-hour access to support services. Rents are geared-to-income and services are subsidized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

1082 Dundas Street West, Toronto

1 Summerhill Road, Etobicoke

Transition and Independent Living Programs maximize independence and quality of life and cover areas related to an individual's safety and well-being, such as safety, budgeting, communication, mobility and stress management. Programs are delivered using individual and group format.

The Community Connect Program

  • an intensive training program in the activites of daily living, with program coordination, designed to enable the individual to live safely in an accessible home environment in the community and to prevent re-hospitalization
  • accomodates up to fourteen clients in bachelor and one-bedroom apartments
  • only those individuals currently in acute care, rehab, Complex Continuing Care hospitals or LTCH are eligible for this program

The Mobile Independent Living Program (MILE): The objectives of the Mile program are to assist individuals to leave hospital, maintain themselves in the community thereby preventing hospitalization, and sustain a healthy life span.

  • the program provides ongoing independence training and program coordination to maximize safety and independence in the community
  • training includes skill development in home and community activity
  • program coordination includes access to resources such as community services, accessible housing, personal care equipment and maintenance, medical and other professional assisstance and financial resources

Workshops are available to all people with physical disabilities living in the greater Toronto area. They are free of charge and include refreshments. Support service workers can be provided if requested in advance. Registration is required. Topics cover such areas as Communication, Nutrition and Cooking, are reviewed annually and vary according to the interests of participants. Featured topics over the last few years, for example, have included the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Housing, Volunteer Work, Leisure and Recreation, Cooking for One and Foodsmarts, Assistive Devices, and Safety. Requests for new topics are welcomed. For more information, call 416-696-9663 ext. 218.

Workshop registration form is available here    

Keywords: independent living

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