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

Bespoke Lifestyles

Available to

Statewide

Target group

All people with a disability aged 0 – 65 years.

Organisational Information

Bespoke Lifestyles works throughout Queensland with individuals who have a disability or family members (when appropriate) in order to mentor them in all aspects of self-direction and self-management. Bespoke Lifestyles operates form an office in Paddington in Brisbane but supports people from all areas of Queensland.

Host Provider Model

Because Bespoke Lifestyles believes strongly that every person should have choice and control in their own life, it offers a comprehensive system to enable individuals to self-direct, and manage (wholly or partially) their funding. This enhances flexibility and freedom in order for each person to engage the supports they require in order to achieve their desired lifestyle. In this model, people make their own decisions and manage the various aspects of their support or engage others to do it on their behalf.

A series of workshops introduces each new member to all of the aspects of Bespoke Lifestyles’ framework for self-direction. Each member can then work with a Bespoke Lifestyles’ Consultant whose role is to be available for consultation concerning any aspect of self direction and management such as planning, visioning, engaging support or services, legal and insurance issues, reviewing, support and staff matters, information updates, problem-solving, accountability and succession planning.

Free and optional workshops are offered throughout the year on topics that may be of assistance to members in building their capacity and confidence in self-directing and managing.

Fee Structure

Bespoke Lifestyles charges a one-off establishment fee of $2000 which buys:

  • Introductory workshops
  • Support of a consultant and finance manager
  • A handbook for self-direction and management, other documents and templates, a computer system for accountability, access to Sharefile for information updates
  • Information about staffing, legal, industrial, insurance issues

There is an annual administration fee of 10% with tasks and work undertaken by Bespoke Lifestyles clearly stated in an agreement which is signed by members. This administration fee reduces to 6% as individuals/families take on more tasks.

Work undertaken by Bespoke Lifestyles over and above that outlined in the Agreement is charged at a flat rate of $60 per hour.

Website

http://www.blaustralia.org.au

ABN

49160033278

Contacts

Contact name:
Deirdre Phillips
Contact position:
Office Co-ordinator
Contact phone:
07 3368 1010
Contact email:
bl@blaustralia.org.au

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