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

Disability Matters Inc

Available to

Atherton Tablelands and surrounds.

Disability Matters Inc is located in Atherton, Far North Queensland.

Target group

All people with a disability aged 0 – until age becomes the primary disability.

Organisational Information

Disability Matters (formerly Tableland Respite Care Association) was established in 1990 and has been delivering quality support to people across the Tableland and surrounds including respite, in home support and learning and life-skills.

We are committed to helping people with disabilities achieve their goals by providing them with creative and effective support solutions.

Years of experience, passion and drive to deliver quality service ensure that we are able to offer high quality and enthusiastic team members to support you.

Host Provider Model

Disability Matters offers you the opportunity to direct your supports and services to the extrent to which you are confident and comfortable. We offer a range of options which can be utilised individually or together to build an individualised response for each person. You have the option to mix and match the type and level of assistance you want, and turn your package into the support you need.

Our service model options are:

  1. Client 100% Self Directed Management
  2. Shared Management between client and Disability Matters
  3. Full Support Service Management by Disability Matters

Discussion with you about how your support may look and what you require will form the basis of negotiation to develop a plan for use of your funds.

Fee Structure

Free Initial Consultation (up to 1 hour)

Fees

  • Initial setup - $550 (one-off fee)
  • Administration fee - 6-8% of the funding package
    This is subject to the level of responsibility you wish to take in managing your package and supports, as well as the type and number of services purchased.

Client 100% Self Directed Management - 6%

  • you are responsible for all aspects of managing support including sourcing and coordinating supports and services, employing or contracting your own staff, managing expenditure and providing us with documentation to meet reporting requirements
  • all funds are transferred into your account quarterly, after receipt of required documentation
  • Disability Matters will meet reporting requirements, hold the package on your behalf, distribute funds as agreed, provide financial statements and monitor expenditure

Shared Management between you and Disability Matters - 6-8%

  • you and Disability Matters jointly share tasks to plan, manage, buy and administer supports and services

  • Disability Matters holds funds and pays invoices from your package

  • shared tasks and responsibilites could include staff recruitment, training and supervision, record-keeping, payroll and book-keeping

  • Disability Matters will meet reporting requirements, hold the package on your behalf, distribute funds as agreed, provide financial statements and monitor expenditure

  • individual quotes on request

    Full Support Service Management by Disability Matters - 8%

  • Disability Matters can source, coordinate and implement supports and services as detailed in your plan

  • Disability Matters can manage staff recruitment, training and supervision, record-keeping, payroll and book-keeping

  • Disability Matters holds funds and pays invoices from your package

Additional services can be provided and will be quoted on request.

Please note Disability Matters may negotiate an increase in administration fees with you should the need arise.

Website

http://www.disabilitymatters.org.au

ABN

71 168 476 100

Contacts

Contact name:
James Gegg
Contact position:
Manager
Contact phone:
07 4091 3840
Contact email:
James.Gegg@disabilitymatters.org.au

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