Enhancing each day for each individual.
Home Share Client
It’s an awesome place to live, home share with awesome caregivers. I feel safe with lots of support and freedom. It’s been great to live down the road from my family and being able to see my son ride his bike to school.
Home Share Provider Experience
I have been a home share provider for people with developmental disabilities with Thompson Community Services, TCS, in Kamloops for several years. It has been a very positive and enriching experience for me and my family.
Having a person with a disability live in our home has brought joy, laughter, strengthened our relationships and broadened our connections to our community. We have watched our clients show courage and persistence when taking risks and facing challenges that support their independence. It is very rewarding to watch their confidence grow as they develop new skills, friendships and a stronger sense of belonging within their community.
As a home share provider I have had the privilege of celebrating their successes and advocating for them when there are challenges.
A key element that is part of the success I have experienced with having clients in my home is the support that my family receives from the staff at TCS. They are diligent about finding a match between the family and the client. They are easy to reach when there is a concern and visit regularly to provide assistance in planning and goal setting for each individual. They provide training, support and celebrate the successes of clients and home share providers in a fun and wonderful way!
Home Share Provider Experience
Jeff (my TCS representative) and I have built a professional relationship over the last year. From the moment we met, we both were ‘interviewing’ each other for my role as a possible candidate for Home Share. A reputable and professional organization means a lot to me.
I have been in the field of Community Living close to 25 years, including my years in the UK. I was so close to living my dream, so it meant a lot to me, to be part of an organization that believes in the individuals they support, their staff and of course their Home Share Providers. I have to say, Jeff is the ideal ‘welcoming mat’ for TCS to offer potential Home Share Providers. Jeff’s navigation through the process was impressive. He is organized and answers all my questions promptly.
His promptness to support me as a Home Share provider is noteworthy! While I did my job and advocated and helped ‘T’ settle in to our home life, Jeff has been quite supportive of me. I took ‘T’ back home to the UK for a whirlwind 3 week vacation, Jeff’s professionalism and diplomacy made this happen as ‘mum’ was quite anxious and worried for her son, which is understandable. Though at the end of the day, it all worked out and it was a huge success.
I truly look forward to many years of working with Jeff and Thompson Community Services.
My daughter has lived in the Dufferin home, managed by Thompson Community Services, for 18 years. As a parent I can rely on the care provided by staff at the home, the day program and the office. They do live out their motto, to provide individualized, solution-based services.