Host providers work directly with people receiving Your Life Your Choice funding, their families and carers to develop flexible and creative approaches to meet their disability support needs. Host providers are also responsible for acquittal of funding and quarterly reporting to the department.
Before deciding on a host provider, it’s important to know:
This will help you plan and decide the disability supports you want to buy. You can find this information in your “Your Life Your Choice Letter of Information”. If you don’t have a letter of information, contact your local Disability Services service centre.
Thinking about the questions below can help you in discussions with potential host providers:
do I want the host provider to transfer some or all of my funding into a bank account for me to manage myself?
When contacting a host provider, you may want to discuss with them:
You can contact more than one host provider before making your decision about which one best suits you.
Your host provider receives your funding from Disability Services, and is responsible for reporting all purchases made with your funding back to Disability Services.
The host provider has some standard responsibilities that need to be outlined in an agreement that you sign with them. Your agreement should specify:
You may want to ask a family member, friend, advocate, lawyer or someone else in your network to check the agreement before you sign it, to make sure you are getting what you want and need.
Search below for endorsed host providers. Click on the organisation name to find out more about their model and fee structure. Alternatively, you can read more about working with a host provider.
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You can use the calculator below to compare host provider fees. Please note that this tool offers a general guide only - always check and confirm the fees with the provider before entering into an agreement.