History of Independent Living Halton
Living Halton is a non-profit organization established in 1992 for the
purpose of assisting adults with physical disabilities. Assistance is
delivered to support independence, self-determination and citizenship.
We are in the business of delivering a basic need: accessible,
affordable housing (Supportive Housing) and personal and homemaking
assistance (Attendant Services). The Housing and Attendant Services
assist adults to live in the community of their choice and to fully
participate in the usual activities of daily living.
first phase of the Corporation's development, a small home was built
scaled to fit its neighbourhood, was wheelchair accessible and
accomodated five (5) people. As there existed no private marked
development of this type of specialized housing, funding from the
Provincial Government was needed to underwrite the construction costs
and operating expenses.
Deborah's Home was constructed in 1995
and is now home to five people with physical disabilities. They
seperately maintain their own rooms and co-operatively share in the
decisions and expenses of daily living. Residents direct their personal
matters and determine their level of personal and homemaking support.
second phase of the organization began in 1997, when the Corporation
was approved to provide personal support services and homemaking
support to adults with physical disabilities in their homes, schools or
workplaces. Since then, scope of service has incrementally increased.
Its present capacity serves thirty (30) people.
of accessible, affordable housing with 24 hour access to in-home
support and Personal Support Services is just part of the Corporation's
Vision to support adults with a physical disability. Ultimately we wish
to see consumers choose from a broader range and quantity housing and