Respite Project

The newly formed Home Sharing Support Society BC (HSSSBC), has a mandate to enhance and support the sustainability and quality of Home Sharing, with respite playing an important role. Having predictable, dependable, and reliable respite improves the quality of life for both Home Sharing Providers and the people living in Home Sharing.  

The HSSSBC has commissioned Vancouver-based management consulting company to research and identify options and sustainable solutions that could improve respite in Home Sharing.  

The aim of the research is to: 

  1. Have a better understanding of the complexities and issues regarding access to respite resources, including funding needs and availability of qualified and suitable respite provider options. 
  1. Develop a report of options and recommendations that support the sustainability and improvement of respite that will be provided to Community Living BC (CLBC) and other stakeholders. 

To ensure that feedback received reflects a range of voices in the home sharing community, the Deetken Research Team will be leading interviews and surveys in the new year with key respite stakeholders, including Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), eligible individuals who have received respite supports, Home Sharing Providers, Coordinating Agencies, and respite providers. 

CLBC will send out more information about this important research in January, and we hope you will consider setting aside some time to participate. Stay tuned! 

If you have any questions about the respite review project and the upcoming opportunity to participate in the research, please contact Brianna Otto at