If you are thinking of applying for CSIL or just want to learn more about it then mark Sat. Nov. 16th on your calendars.
On this day both CAFA West (Canadian Association of Familial Ataxia's) and the BC Ataxia Society have joined forces to welcome a special speaker - Paul Gauthier - founder of CSIL (Choice in Supports for Independent Living)
Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-managed care option for home support services where funds are provided to eligible clients to purchase and manage their own home support services.
Paul will be discussing the latest policies of CSIL. He will be able to explain the process of applying for CSIL, eligibility, funding, procedures and who can/can't be hired. To be eligible a person must require personal care every day and qualify for home support under the different Health Authorities. Under this plan you become your own 'employer' and have more control and flexibility on the who/when/what of your needs. This is a government funded program. You have to be 19 or older to be eligible. People with developmental disabilities are also eligible if they need personal care.
At this meeting we welcome all interested persons of all disabilities and/or those who are wanting to learn more about the CSIL program.
NOTE:It is NOT limited to ataxians.
Please feel free to invite anyone you know who may benefit by it however please RSVP.
As mentioned, the meeting will be held on Saturday, November 16th. It will be from 1:30 – 4:30 at the Caring Place in Richmond www.richmondcaringplace.ca. There will be refreshments available.