northokanagan

Making a difference in someone's life. One person at a time. One day at a time.

Seeing the Ability to Succeed

Exploring and developing more socially inclusive personal lifestyle options, and connecting people in the community one person at a time!

Self Directed Supports

Empowering individuals and families to self manage personal assistance and have control over services and schedules.

Facilitating Family Networks

Families networking and meeting to share stories, provide mutual support and build upon their son/daughter’s dreams.

Services

Making a difference in someone’s life. One person at a time. One day at a time.

Connecting People

NOCLS is committed to exploring and developing more socially inclusive personal lifestyle options, and connecting people in the community one person at a time!

NOCLS assists with individual needs to gain access to support service and enable him/her to have healthy and safe adult social care options and opportunities.

In Depth Assessments following Social Role Valorisation Principles

Working in partnership with families, NOCLS facilitate a 360 degree assessment to understand clients’ needs, health concerns and supporting services.

Comprehensive assessment includes: client history, family and caregivers, medical history, medications, vulnerabilities and safe guards, behavioural patterns, current debt load, budgeting, potential jobs, socialization goals, dreams, and finally an action plan, deliverable and time lines.

By gaining a good understanding of the individual, NOCLS can become a significant role in providing value and meaningful services.

NOCLS helps to empower individuals to set their own life’s vision.

Funding and Support Application Process

Help families gain access to government supports and funding to allow clients to have control over who they hire to provide personal assistance. Allow people with physical disabilities to become ‘self-managers’ of their own personal assistance.

NOCLS supports families to have the tools they need to guide the care and support of their disabled family member. This empowers the individual and family to have autonomy and a voice in their care.

NOCLS stands with family members making sure their voice is heard in dealing with the care and concerns of their family member with physical disabilities.

Assistance with applying for government supports and supplements.

Navigating government bureaucracy to gain resolution and results.

Assist with BC registration for forming non- profit societies.

Family Support Groups

NOCLS will help to facilitate families meeting to be able to share stories, provide mutual support and build upon their dreams for their son/daughter. Families will better understand the process necessary to support their loved ones to attain autonomy and self-directed support.

Service Principles

  • EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

    Allowing people to become self managers of their own personal assistance. Allow clients to have control over who they hire to provide personal assistance and when services are scheduled.

  • PERSON DIRECTED APPROACH TO SERICE

    Shift focus from agency directed to person directed services to help build personalized services and supports to better serve individual needs.

  • MODEL OF EXCELLENCE IN SELF GOVERNANCE

    NOCLS will work to learn from like minded colleagues who are committed to supporting self governance. We are committed to making organizational changes needed to shift from an agency directed to person directed approach.

  • CULTURE OF LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP

    NOCLS will assist and share its experience of personalized services. Transitioning from present living arrangement, how individuals are assessed, how to form non-profit societies, budgets and the different options available for tomorrow.