Your Life Your Choice Host Providers - Disability Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

Synapse - Brain Injury Association of Queensland Inc

Available to

Brisbane region including North Coast and South Brisbane, Far North Queensland including rural and remote communities.

Target group

Adults with a disability aged 18-65 years.

Organisational Information

Synapse strives to reconnect the lives of those most at risk within the community, those affected by a brain disorder.

Nationwide Synapse seeks to focus both government and public support to realise funding for the development of highly specialised accommodation, education and shared services.

Our commitment to reduce the massive unmet need for these services is unwavering. Our objective to see specialist and individualised services available to all in need is resolute. No matter where they live, or culture they belong to.

We believe that anyone affected by a brain disorder is entitled to lead a life of quality, based on their own decisions and choices.

Host Provider Model

Synapse host provider offers services to adults with a disability, specialising in brain disorders, neurocognitive disability and complex behaviours.

Our host provider model offers client's individualised planning, assessment and administration services tailored to an individual's needs. Synapse is committed to working with clients in a person centred environment, where a client can drive their own supports which are not only designed by them, but also directed. Synapse also understands that clients may require skill development in this area and offers clients the choice of varying degrees of responsibility in their plan management and fund management activities.

Fee Structure

Initial consultation - Free

  • Meet with the client together with family/support/friends/advocate
  • Discuss the client's needs and funding package details
  • Provide host provider information
  • With the client, create the Individual Support Plan
  • Provide the client with a “Your Life, Your Choice” information pack

Package 1 - 4% of total funding package

Client accepts full responsibility
Synapse will:

  • Provide information on how the service works
  • Hold the client's funding and monitor the level of funds
  • Transfer the agreed advance payments to the customer nominated bank account
  • Provide the client with templates to record all purchases
  • Review the client's plan and enusre purchases are consistent with the department's approved services
  • Provide the client with an 'up-to-date' quarterly financial report on the balance of the package
  • Submit quarterly financial reporting and acquit funds as required
  • Endorse your plan for support and funding

Package 2 - $500 for assessment plan and 4% of total funding package

Client accepts almost all responsibility
Synapse will:

  • Develop assessment plan that will determine aims, outcomes, responsibilities and time frames
  • Provide a list of services and supports available to meet the individual needs
  • Provide assistance in determining the supplier of choice
  • Endorse the client plan for support and funding
  • Quarterly monitoring and reviewing of the assessment plan following implementation
  • Provide information on how the service works
  • Prepare a client budget, hold the client's funding and monitor the level of funds
  • Transfer agreed advance payments to the client nominated bank account
  • Provide the client with templates to record all purchases
  • Provide the client with an 'up-to-date' quarterly financial report on the balance of the package
  • Submit quarterly financial reporting and acquit funds as required

Package 3 - 6% of the total funding package

Client accepts most of the responsibility
Synapse will:

  • Develop and assessment plan that will determine aims, outcomes, responsibilities and time frames
  • Provide a list of services and supports available to meet the individual needs
  • Provide assistance in determining the supplier of choice
  • Endorse the client plan for support and funding
  • Quarterly monitoring and reviewing of the assessment plan following implementation
  • Provide information on how the service works
  • Prepare a client budget, hold the client's funding and monitor the level of funds
  • Make all payments on the clients behalf
  • Reimburse/Pay all invoices for client services and/or supports
  • Provide the client with an 'up-to-date' quarterly financial report on the balance of the package
  • Submit quarterly financial reporting and acquit funds as required

Package 4 - $500 for assessment plan and 10% of total funding package

Client accepts some of the responsibility
Synapse will:

  • Develop and assessment plan that will determine aims, outcomes, responsibilities and time frames
  • Provide a list of services and supports available to meet the individual needs
  • Provide assistance in determining the supplier of choice
  • Endorse the client plan for support and funding
  • Quarterly monitoring and reviewing of the assessment plan following implementation
  • Provide information on how the service works
  • Prepare a client budget, hold the client's funding and monitor the level of funds
  • Make all payments on the clients behalf
  • Reimburse/Pay all invoices for client services and/or supports
  • Provide the client with an 'up-to-date' quarterly financial report on the balance of the package
  • Submit quarterly financial reporting and acquit funds as required
  • Assign a YLYC Support Officer
  • Develop a 'whole-of-life' plan that will determine aims, outcomes, responsibilities and time frames that meet the individual needs of the client
  • Provide the client with support that enables connection with a wide range of community based organisations and services
  • Provide telephone support 8am-4pm Monday to Friday excluding declared Public Holidays
  • Provide access to peer support

Website

http://www.synapse.org.au

ABN

75631135125

Contacts

Contact name:
Jo Priestley
Contact position:
Manager
Contact phone:
07 3137 7400
Contact email:
jpriestley@synapse.org.au

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