Individualized Funding

Lori and RobertIndividualized Funding (IF) is a payment option for individuals served by Community Living BC (CLBC). IF lets you use the money given to you by CLBC to create new, different kinds of services that will support you in your community. With IF the individual chooses a trusted family member or friend to be the Agent. The Agent can access the funding in two ways:

Direct Funding: Where the Agent, receives the funds and purchases the supports and services needed. This means the Agent directly employs or contracts with caregivers and takes care of all of the administrative responsibilities.
 
Host Agency: Where a Host Agency service provider, chosen by the Agent, receives the funds and provides the supports and services needed. This means it is the Host Agency that employs or contracts with caregivers and takes care of all of the administrative responsibilities. (A Host Agency is an agency that has been approved by CLBC to administer Individualized Funding and work with the individual and his/her Agent to arrange and manage the services.) CLBC can provide you with a list of agencies that are approved as Host Agencies.

You may also choose to have a Microboard to assist with planning, problem solving, advocacy and monitoring.  Vela provides information, support, and guidance for those interested in IF and/or Microboards.  There is no charge for our services in British Columbia.

You might want to share the information on our website with others that care about the individual.  If they can't visit our website, download and share the three articles below using this link:  pdf  Things You Must Consider/IF Options/How to Proceed  and our brochures: