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

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

Tableland Community Link

Available to

Atherton Tablelands, Cairns and surrounding region

Target group

All people with disability aged 0 - 65 years.

Organisational Information

TCL is a not-for-profit organisation in the small community of Atherton in North Queensland. TCL is an approved service provider through Disability Services with over 20 years experience with established networks. We work within a person-centred framework offering assistance and support required by individuals with a disability and/or mental illness, their families and carers. How clients receive these services and utilise funding is within their control to ensure that their vision for life is achieved.

TCL provides support on an individual basis and in group settings for people with disabilities and/or mental illness to have opportunities that increase their connection and sense of belonging within their community. This includes all types of community options that complement a holistic lifestyle. The support is negotiated between the person with the disability and/or advocate and the service. Support Workers direct their efforts towards increasing the independence of the person with the ultimate aim of complete community interconnection wherever possible.

Vision - People with disability are welcomed, valued, accepted and have a sense of belonging within their community. People with disability have the same rights as other community members in regards to everyday life experiences, opportunities and responsibilities.

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/www.tclink.org.au

Host Provider Model

TCL aims to offer people who have disability, their families and support networks the opportunity to self-direct supports and services to the extent they wish and feel capable of.

We offer a range of options which can be utilised individually or together to build an individualised response for you. These specialist support services are available on a user pays basis.

We will also provide you with the flexibility to transition back and forth between models as your needs and abilities change. We will provide support to you to develop skills to enalbe you to take on more responsibility if you so choose. This will ensure that you have the option to choose the type and level of assistance you require.

Fee Structure

Initial contact: One hour free consultation with you to ascertain if we would be a suitable host provider.

Establishment Fee

Upon engaging TCL as your chosen host provider, an establishment fee of $1000 is applicable and includes the following:

  • Meetings with you (and your family if you choose)
  • Development of service agreement
  • Provision of information package detailing options and opportunities
  • Organisation membership

All models include:

  • Individual planning - person centred plan
  • Development of a Succession / Future Plan
  • Establishing finance systems including budget
  • Tools for self-management
  • Information on employer responsibilities, legislative requirements
  • Quarterly NMDS reporting
  • Disability Services reporting
  • Quarterly reports to you

Model A - Total Self Management

  • 9% annual fee
  • You source, organise and action support and services
  • You pay all bills from a separate bank account, manage expenditure in accordance with your individual support plan and provide information to TCL (for TCL to complete NMDS reporting and financial acquittals)

Services provided by TCL:

  • Initial assessment
  • Collaborative design of a self-directed action/case plan to incorporate needs, goals and desired outcomes
  • Administrative requirements to transfer the funds to client's account on a montly or quarterly basis as agreed within the initial assessment
  • Collaboratively design a self-directed individual support plan to incorporate needs, goals and desired outcomes
  • Administrator - holding funds to make all payments (support worker and other brokerage services) at your direction and in accordance with your individual support plan
  • Finance and Departmental acquittals

Model B - Partial Self Direction

  • Maximum 18% annual fee
  • You source, organise and action support and services
  • You will be responsible for ensuring all invoices for costs incurred are forwarded to TCL for action (if applicable)
  • TCL pay some bills on your behalf
  • You will manage expenditure in accordance with your action/case plan and provide information to TCL (for TCL to complete NMDS reporting and financial acquittals)

Services provided by TCL:

  • Initial assessment
  • Collaboratively design a self-directed individual support plan to incorporate needs, goals and desired outcomes
  • Administrator - holding funds to make all payments (support worker and brokerage services) at your direction and in accordance with your individual support plan
  • Finance and Departmental acquittals

Model C - Full Service Provision

  • 18% annual fee

Services provided by TCL:

  • Initial assessment
  • Collaboratively design a self-directed individual support plan to incorporate needs, goals and desired outcomes
  • Administrator of funds to make all payments (support worker and other brokerage services) at your direction and in accordance with your individual suppor plan
  • Finance and Departmental acquittals
  • Staff recruitment, management, ongoing training and professional development on your behalf
  • Brokerage services - finding the right services, support and equipment for you (TCL will provide one-to-one assistance with service delivery or specialist support)

Website

http://www.tclink.org.au

ABN

54007651937

Contacts

Contact name:
Carrie de Brueys
Contact position:
Service Manager
Contact phone:
07 4091 7066
Contact email:
manager@tclink.org.au

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