Home Supports

Home Supports are personal, non-therapeutic assistance provided to people with disabilities outside of institutions. They assist people with disabilities in many aspects of their lives, including at home, in the workplace, and in the community to meet personal, employment, education, health and social goals. Home supports include assistance with washing, dressing, meal preparation, homemaking, shopping, paperwork, attending community events, etc. Home supports are a component of disability-related support.

Public policy on home supports is very important. Although home supports are delivered by the provinces, home support policy is of national significance. With the aging of the population, home supports will be of critical importance to many Canadians.