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

Engedi Mackay

Available to

Mackay region.

Target group

All people with a disability aged between 0–65 years.

Organisational Information

Engedi has provided a range of supports and services to people with a disability and families with a child with a disability since 1985.

Engedi is a local community based organisation that has a strong knowledge of the Mackay community and works to empower people with a disability to take control and have choice of their lifestyle.

Supports are provided from a person centred individualised perspective. Supports include flexible respite options, individualised one on one supports, family support and supported accommodation.

Host Provider Model

Engedi operates from a collaborative, individualised and flexible framework that understands and appreciates that each individual and family are different and unique.

Engedi supports the framework and concept of self-directed support as it provides a direction for people with a disability and their families to have more choice over both informal and formal support.

Engedi’s host provider model will provide the opportunity to develop an individualised person centred plan that identifies skills and abilities, current and future needs, goals and strategies and provides assistance to enable the person to make choices and decisions about supports that suit them best.

People wishing to self direct will also be given the opportunity to make choices and have control over the level of involvement and responsibility they wish to have.

Engedi understands that people’s needs, circumstances and goals change. Regular review and feedback will be provided to respond to changing needs.

Fee Structure


Engedi charges a one off fee of $500 to cover the initial planning and administrative establishment costs.

The following sliding scale of fees will apply and will be determined by the level of responsibility and involvement the individual elects to have and this will be discussed at the initial appointment and documented in the agreement.

Model 1- Self Directed model.

The individual accepts most of the responsibility of planning and arranging their supports with limited assistance from Engedi.

Service Cost

8% of total funding package payable on a quarterly basis.

Services Provided

  • Establishment of the Host Provider Model
  • Initial assistance with planning
  • Initial assistance with budgeting
  • Assistance with recruitment of own staff
  • Information and resources around requirements
  • Limited assistance with record keeping and acquittal processes

Individuals are able to employ their own staff and undertake their own employment requirements. Under this Model individuals will still be responsible for employment and legislative requirements including insurance and Workplace Health and Safety obligations. This model allows for 3 hours Case management per QTR. Each additional hour of case management will be invoiced at $50 p/h.

Model 2- Individual takes limited responsibility for supports & services.

Engedi will provide all/majority of services and supports.

Service Cost

12% of total funding package payable quarterly.

Services Provided

  • Establishment of the Host Provider Model
  • Assistance with planning
  • Assistance with budgeting
  • Recruitment or provision of staff
  • Assistance with plan reviews
  • Assistance with payments to providers/suppliers
  • Assistance with record keeping and acquittal processes

Engedi will take responsibility for all employment and legislative requirements including insurance and Workplace Health & Safety obligations.

Other services such as direct support hours or access to other Engedi Services will be charged at the hourly rate determined by the type of service or support. This model allows for 5 case management hours per QTR. Each additional case management hour will be charged at an $50p/h.





Contact name:
Sue Smart
Contact position:
Host Provider
Contact phone:
07 4944 1989
Contact email:

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