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

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc.

Available to

Bundaberg, Gympie, Burnett, Fraser Coast Sunshine Coast and Somerset Region

Target group

All people with a disability aged 0-65.

Organisational Information

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. was formed in 1989 and incorporated in July 1990 and is a non-profit organisation that is funded by Disability Services Queensland. Funding is all individualised to provide support on a needs based approach, thus enabling staff to cater to the Individuals personal needs as necessary.

The members of Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. act on the belief that every person in our society has the right to a quality lifestyle, while living in the place of his/her choice as an integral member of the community.
An “Individual”: is a person with a disability who utilises the services provided by Community Lifestyles Agency Inc.

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. seeks to ensure that Individuals (ie people with a disability) have the opportunity to take on the valued roles of their choice. In so doing, they may encounter the normal risks of an independent lifestyle, just as we all do. There is dignity in risk and esteem to be gained from risking and succeeding.

In practical terms, these principles demand “excellence” from Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. as an organisation, and from its employees. Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. has the challenging job of balancing respect for the rights of the Individual with the duty of care: the duty to minimise any adverse effects on a Individual which arise from his own behaviour, disability or medical condition.

Host Provider Model

Community Lifestyles Agency Your Life Choice host provider model is based on empowering people with disabilities and enabling them to have and enjoy a quality of life as a valued member of the community. To achieve these outcomes requires positive relationships with Individuals, Families and the community.

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. will offer as much or as little involvement as the individuals, Families and Advocates require. It is the responsibility of Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. to be involved in the planning, budgeting, organising supports and services, reporting and employing staff. The individuals and Families will decide their level of involvement in these processes.

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. is a respected community leader with existing strong community partnerships with Health and other Government Departments and other Disability Support services within the community to provide optimum support that will reflect the uniqueness of each person and their needs.
Community Lifestyles Agency will work with individuals with disabilities and their Families and Advocates who are looking for a Host Provider to establish the level of support they need to achieve the outcomes they desire.
We understand that each individual is different and will require a different level of involvement in their self-directed support from fully self-directed packages where individuals, Families and Advocates have maximum choice and control to a fully managed package where all the hard work is done for you.

A Community Lifestyles Agency will work closely with individuals and Families to get an understanding of the individual’s personal situation and the support and services they require and how that will be reflected in their budget. We will work with you to establish a plan that includes the supports and services you require to achieve the desired outcome within the Your Life Your Choice Host Provider Framework.

If you are interested in Community Lifestyles Agency becoming your Host Provider we will set up a meeting and discuss with you how self-direction might work for you. If you choose Community Lifestyles Agency as your host provider we will finalise and approve your plan and sign an agreement which outlines the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders.

Self-directed model means that Individuals, Families and Advocates may decide how they will manage funds available to them. Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. will then assist Individuals, Families and Advocates with those choices to achieve the best outcome for the individual.

Fee Structure

Initial Interview – No Charge; (Discussion of Options)

Set Up and Planning Fee - Set up of Individual in Community Lifestyles Agency Inc.'s Financial and Administration Systems. Identify Goals and Create Individual's Plan to meet set Goals. Service Agreement developed and signed by both Parties.

Option 1: Financial and Administration –$650.00 Set Up Fee + 6% of Total Package

  • Annual Meeting and Review of Plan

Option 2: Financial, Administration and Human Resources – $1000.00 Set Up Fee +12% of Total Package

  • Employment, retention and management of staff. Biannual Meeting and Review of Plan

Option 3: Financial, Administration, Human Resources and Case Management - $1500.00 Set Up Fee +30% of Total Package

  • Ongoing Case Management, Employment, retention and management of staff. Quartly Meeting and Review of Plan.

Additional Services, Coordination and Case Management above Contractual Agreement will be charged at a flat rate of $55.00 per Hour.

Community Lifestyles Agency Inc. will charge Individuals a service exit fee. Individuals will be charged this fee when they exit our service, this is to cover additional administration costs such as closing of all accounts and transferring any residual funding. This fee will set at a standard cost of $55.00.

Website

http://www.comlife.com.au

ABN

805 807 951 59

Contacts

Contact name:
Julie Williams
Contact position:
Executive Officer
Contact phone:
(07) 4123 3552
Contact email:
cla@comlife.com.au

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