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

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

Connect2Group

Available to

The south-east corner of Brisbane from Brisbane’s Central Business District to Redland City, Logan City and City of Ipswich.

Target group

People with disability aged 0- 65 years with individual, recurrent funding from Disability Services and who wish to have more control over their life.

Organisational Information

Connect2Group is a not-for-profit organisation providing whole-of-life (work, home and leisure) community connectedness and person-centred support to people with disability. We provide an environment where all people are treated with dignity, respect and fairness and believe that our clients and their families should have the opportunity to drive the support that they need.

Since our inception in 1993 as Bayside GATE Employment Service, Connect2Group has continually expanded and evolved its services to cater for the needs of people with disability.

Connect2Group is dedicated to connecting individuals with the community through a variety of community based programs. Connect2Group has strong links with other community organisations and we work in collaboration with these organsiations to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Our services include: Community Living Support, Lifestyle Options, Employment Services and YLYC Host Provider services.

Please visit our website for more information.

Host Provider Model

Connect2Group’s Your Life Your Choice (YLYC) model offers person-centred, self-directed support choices for people with disability in conjunction with their current support networks.

People choose how much responsibility they want to take for planning and managing their self-directed supports and funding. Connect2Group YLYC can provide as little or as much assistance as required in relation to planning, administration of the plan for support and funding and management of funds. We are able to assist people with making decisions about the types of supports and services they can purchase with their allocated funding and where they can purchase them from e.g. through informal supports, community services (non-certified providers), certified disability services providers.

Connect2Group YLYC, as a Host Provider, acts in accordance with Service Provider responsibilities included in the Disability Services Act 2006, and maintains certification under the six Human Services Quality Standards contained in the Human Services Quality Framework. Our commitment to operating within this framework ensures that we consistently provide a safe and high quality service to all of our clients.

Contact our Your Life Your Choice Coordinator to arrange a FREE consultation to find out more about Connect2Group YLYC as a host provider.

Fee Structure

Establishment

  • there are NO host provider establishment fees
  • initial consultation with Connect2YLYC Coordinator is FREE
  • fees are negotiated on individual circumstances and level of Host Provider Services required (you tell us how you want us to help)
  • typically our Host Provider fee would fall within the range of 5-20% of the total funding package

Host Provider Services

  • assist clients and their families to identify and prioritise goals
  • develop a Self Directed Support Plan which reflects client assessed service categories
  • research appropriate services and activities to meet client goals which are suited to their specific needs
  • provide advocacy and referral information for client needs as required
  • assist clients and their families to redevelop their Self Directed Support Plan to meet their changing needs (when required)
  • maintain regular communication with clients and their families
  • help clients to get the most out of their funding package
  • work with client and/or family to manage funding package
  • report expenditure
  • provide statements of expenditure to clients
  • provide information and advice about employing own workers

Website

http://www.connect2group.com.au

ABN

91 913 183 682

Contacts

Contact name:
Ashley Webster
Contact position:
Your Life Your Choice Coordinator
Contact phone:
07 3286 7166
Contact email:
ashley.webster@connect2group.com.au

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