Better at Home

Looking for Community Developers for Better at Home

The Better at Home Provincial Office team is looking for Community Developers throughout British Columbia to help communities assess their readiness to implement a Better at Home program, identify non-medical home support services, and support the selection of a lead organization.

New sites have been announced that may eventually host a Better at Home program. In each of these communities, Community Developers will engage in a community consultation process. If you are interested in conducting community development work with the Better at Home project, please see the Requests for Proposal below.

As the RFPs become available, they will be added as linkable documents below. Please click on the link at each site and this will take you to a PDF document of the relevant Request for Proposal.

Note: If the site you are interested in does not yet have a link, please check again soon.

Anticipated funding in October 2013

Ashcroft/Logan Lake/Cache Creek (This position is being filled through a partnership with Thompson, Nicola, Cariboo United Way)

Chilliwack (Applications closed)

Comox (Applications closed)

Delta (Applications closed)

Hope (Applications closed)

Mission (Applications closed)

Saanich (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way of Greater Victoria)

Salmon Arm (This position is being filled through a partnership with United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap)

Terrace/Kitimat (Applications closed)

Vancouver (Mount Pleasant) (Applications closed)

Anticipated funding in January 2014

Burnaby (2 locations) (Applications closed)

Campbell River (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island)

Castlegar (Applications closed)

Central Okanagan including Kelowna (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen)

Courtenay (Applications closed)

Fort Langley/Aldergrove

Nanaimo (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island)

Pemberton/Whistler/Mount Currie (Applications closed)

Port Alberni (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island)

Powell River (Applications closed)

Prince George (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way of Northern BC)

Sto:lo Nation (Applications closed)

Vancouver (Hastings) (Applications closed)

Vancouver (Kerrisdale Oakridge) (Applications closed)

Vancouver (Kitsilano) (Applications closed)

Vancouver (South) (Applications closed)

Vernon (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way of North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap)

Victoria (This position is being filled through a partnership with the United Way of Greater Victoria)

See here for a list of previously announced sites that are undergoing or have completed community consultation processes. You are also invited to peruse completed Better at Home Community Developer reports.

Thank you for your interest in community development work for the Better at Home project.

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Better at Home 2015/2016 Annual Report available

August 3, 2016

The Better at Home 2015/2016 Annual Report is now available on our website. Funded by the Government of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Better at Home provides non-medical home support services to help seniors age with dignity in their own homes and communities. In 2015/2016, local programs grew to reach over 15,000 seniors in urban and rural communities across B.C.

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Meeting the Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors: WIDHH Better at Home Project

June 28, 2016

The ‘WIDDH Better at Home Project’ will provide transportation and friendly visiting services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) seniors and assist them in living independently in their homes and communities.

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