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


Available to

Statewide (delivered remotely in Bundaberg, Gympie, Burnett and Fraser Coast, and Far North, Cairns, Tablelands and North West regions)

Target group

Specialising in women and girls with a disability aged 0-65 years and their families and carers.

Organisational Information

YWCA Queensland is a client-centred, solution-focused host provider service for women and girls with a disability. YWCA Queensland is a vibrant, inclusive community organisation focused on supporting and empowering women and girls to 'find their possible'. YWCA is a well-established not-for-profit organisation and has been providing community services in Queensland since 1888.

Host Provider Model

YWCA Queensland specialises in delivering self-directed supports to women and girls with a disability. YWCA Queensland have been operating in Queensland for over 125 years and have a strong understanding of the needs and challenges specific to Queensland women and girls.

One of our major tenets is self-agency which is incorporated strongly into our host provider service by delivering a self-directed service with an enhanced level of choice and control of individual funding. Women with a disability often have their needs as a woman overlooked in favour of their immediate disability needs. YWCA Queensland offers designing and planning services to meet individual and gender needs, which are a vital part of identity and quality of life. YWCA aims to integrate both of these needs and to approach planning holistically with the individual in mind.

This service will be delivered by a planning and support consultant who is experienced in assessing and planning individual plans for adults with a range of disabilities. Working from a biopyschosocial and human rights framework, our host provider service provides a comprehensive service to assist clients to choose services that best reflect their goals, explore possibilities and choices, and co-author the best plan to suit their needs.

Fee Structure

Initial consultation - free

Establishment fee - $400

The establishment fee is a one-off fee for both the self-directed and self-managed host provider options.

Self-managed option - 5% of the funding package

The self-managed option is available to clients who wish to organise and manage their own funding and support privately. YWCA Queensland will pay client's invoices or reimburse funds as well as assist in educating/understanding the individual funding agreement.

Self-directed option - 10% of the funding package

The self-directed option is available to clients who want assistance to organise and manage their own funding. YWCA Queensland will act on the client's behalf to organise services and supports. This option will include full case management including: educating, assessing, planning, monitoring and reviewing plan, coordination of services and supports, financial adminisation and reporting requirements. This package also includes assistance with recruiting and employing private support workers and organising training for private support workers.





Contact name:
Melissa Volp
Contact position:
Community Services Manager
Contact phone:
07 3230 3428
Contact mobile:
0439 000 154
Contact email:

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