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

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Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

The Compass Institute Inc

Available to

North Coast Region.

Target group

All people with a disability aged 18 to 65.

Organisational Information

“Exploring the Art of Life” - Compass is a Not for profit, registered charity with Deductable Gift Recipient status. As a specialist disability service provider and self-directed support host provider Compass is focused on the person and their dreams.

Host Provider Model

Compass' Lifestyle Services host provider model gives participants freedom and flexibility to access the supports that they require. Compass will work directly with the participant to create individualised plans which will range from goals in the long term to strategies to help guide staff on a day to day level. Compass involves the participant and key stakeholders in decision making regarding the programme/s, as well as building capacity in the individual to make informed decisions and tap into increasingly independent self-management of supports. Compass' Lifestype Services host provider model is based on the values of respect, individual capacity and accountability.
The different services Compass provides in its Lifestyle Services host provider model include:
-Service brokerage and administration of funds; the individual retains maximum control and choice of service arrangement including staffing selection.
-Fund Management Referral and Advisory Service: Retaining maximum control and choice while accessing expert support in referrals, advisory and planning issues.
-Fund Management Planning and Service Coordination: A full suite of services blending choice with risk free and hassle free provision of a wide range of specialist, further education, skills based training, enrichment/community access and vocational services.

Fee Structure

Compass does not charge any establishment fees. The cost of the service is based on the level of control the participant wishes to maintain.

-Service brokerage and administration = maximum of 4.5% of package per annum
-Fund Management Referral and Advisory Service = maximum of 8% of ackage per annum
-Fund Management Planning and Service Coordination = maximum of 15% of package per annum

Direct support services are also available. A full budgeting tool is utilised to give families a comprehensive quote for service.





Contact name:
Amy Suttor
Contact position:
Operations Manager
Contact phone:
(07) 5457 3716
Contact email:

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