Seniors are an important and growing part of our communities and their active involvement enriches everyone’s lives. To ensure seniors continue to play an active role in our communities, they often need support to live independently in their own homes, surrounded by family, friends, and neighbours.
Better at Home (BH) is a non-medical home support program managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) and funded by the Government of British Columbia (BC). Non-medical home support services are designed to assist seniors with simple day-to-day tasks and are delivered primarily by non-profit agencies who host the program. Services provided across the 67 program locations include light yard work, minor home repairs, transportation to appointments, snow shoveling, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, and friendly visiting. The goals of the program are to help seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.
UWLM is requesting proposals to evaluate the impact of BH programs across British Columbia. The evaluation framework will focus on 61 of the 67 BH program sites, and where necessary the associated sub-communities, and be designed to examine and report on the context, implementation, service delivery model and overall impact(s) of BH on the seniors, families/caregivers, organizations and communities they serve. The overarching objective is to see and communicate the effects and changes resulting from the Better at Home Program on the people and communities it is designed to serve. It is anticipated that a 3-phased approach will be used to 1. Assess effects, 2.Undertake inquiry, and 3. Communicate implications.
See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more details.
Please email your proposal by Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 4PM to:
Kahir Lalji, M.A., CPG
Provincial Manager, Better at Home
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Please also see this posting on Charity Village.