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

Empowered Futures

Available to

Remote services only available in Bundaberg, Gympie, Burnett and Fraser Coast, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Capricorn Coast (inc. Biloela), Townsville, Whitsunday and Mackay, and Far North, Cairns, Tablelands and North West regions.

Target group

All people with disability aged 0-65 years. Specialising in working with people with complex disabilities who may be experiencing key life transitions.

Organisational Information

Empowered Futures is a family owned and operated company. Brett and Carolyn Swann bring their own lived experience as parents of a daughter with profound disability together with their professional experience of a collective 40 years involvement in community organisations and educational backgrounds in business and social work. This enables the delivery of high quality, individually tailored solutions to assist people with disabilities and their families to overcome the challenges of complex disability. Our personal approach empowers people and their families to discover and embrace meaningful choice and explore valuable options. Empowered Futures is passionate about empowering and equipping people with disabilities and their families to receive sustainable high quality supports throughout your entire life journey.

Host Provider Model

In order for you to choose the most appropriate and like-minded host provider, Empowered Futures will offer an initial meeting free of charge. This will allow you and/or your family/supporters to ask questions and explore what a partnership with Empowered Futures looks like. We believe that part of a personalised service is getting to meet and talk with the people who will be assisting you to self-direct your funding package.

Empowered Futures host provider model has multiple levels of support for you to choose from. All three levels carry an initial establishment fee which ensures a comprehensive analysis of your needs. The comprehensive process leads to the development of your individual plan, a budget and a service agreement.

Fee Structure

Establishment - $250 once-off

A once-off establishment fee of $500 will apply to all levels of support.

Level 1 - 3% of funding package

You take on most of the responsibility for your package using your plan and budget to implement the delivery of services to meet your support needs.

Level 2 - 4-11% of funding package

You will take some responsibility over your funding package using your plan and budget to implement the delivery of services which meet your assessed support needs. Empowered Futures can assist you with the recruitment and induction of staff, as well as the financial management and acquittal of your funding package. You can provide whatever level of supervision of support staff you are comfortable with and/or service providers ensuring that agreed goals are being met and budget boundaries are being maintained. This level carries a negotiable and flexible percentage charge of your funding package, depending on the level of assistance you choose in each area. This is a negotiable rate between 4% and 11%.

Level 3 - 12% of funding package

You will choose Empowered Futures to fully manage your funding package and service delivery in accordance with your agreed plan and budget. Empowered Futures will ensure that all human resource, insurance and taxation compliance requirements are met, experienced and skilled staff are employed and supervised, and all payments are made and acquittal requirements are met. You get to have full control with maximum choice about how you spend your funding without having to worry about compliance, staff and insurance issues.





Contact name:
Brett Swan
Contact position:
Managing Director
Contact phone:
1300 165 164
Contact email:

Fee calculator

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