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

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

EnhanceChoices

Available to

Southern part of the Sunshine Coast from Maroochydore. Moreton Bay Regional Shire and the northern suburbs of Brisbane up to Fortitude Valley.

Target group

All people with disability aged 0-65 years.

Organisational Information

EnhanceChoices is the host provider arm of EnhanceCare Inc. EnhanceCare is a long established not-for-profit community service. Our organisation was originally formed in 1987 as the Deception Bay Burpengary Narangba Welfare Council Incorporated before finally evolving to become EnhanceCare Incorporated in 2014. We are an approved Disability Services Queensland Service Provider. Our values are:

  • Respect - Every person deserves to be treated with respect
  • Trust - Safety and trust are the foundations of healthy families, relationships and communities
  • Inclusion - Open to all, we acknowledge the strengths that diversity can bring to communities
  • Integrity - Acting in a way that is honest, just and open to others
  • Compassion - Delivering services with empathy and understanding

Host Provider Model

The cornerstone of a successful model is the plan. EnhanceChoices will provide information, advice, guidance and coordination to enable you to make decisions best suited to your individual needs. You are the architect of your future design. All models will be individually tailored to suit your needs. There is no 'one size suits all' when it comes to EnhanceChoices.

All plans will be detailed (step-by-step) but easy to follow to ensure you have a full understanding of the process and that all purchases are in accordance with the Your Life Your Choice program guidelines. The plans will cover some or the entire spectrum of self-directed support. It is your choice.

Fee Structure

Initial Consultation

EnhanceChoices will provide an initial consultation for 1 hour at no cost, to provide individuals with the relevant options and costs involved to achieve their support goals.

Establishment

The establishment fee of $500 plus GST includes all administrative and coordination costs associated with setting up an appropriate arrangement. This fee includes planning, consultation, information gathering, consultation pertaining to the relelvant package option, access to or a copy of a spreadsheet developed to track purchases (software supplied if required).

Administration

Clients can choose from two different options, depending on the amount of assistance they want or need in self-directing their support. There is no charge to change between options should circumstances change.

Option 1 - Fully Self-Directed

Under this option the participant takes responsibility for all aspects of their plan including planning, budgeting, employment of staff, human resource requirements, insurance, legislative requirements and obligations. EnhanceChoices will act as a broker only. Upon receipt of funds from Disability Services, funds will be transferred to a nominated bank account, less the administrative fee.

At the end of each month/quarter the participant will provide evidence of expenditure, which generates the payment amount of the next month/quarter transfer of funds.

The participant will sign an agreement clearly outlining levels of responsibility and accountability measures.

  • Establishment cost $500 plus GST (once-off)
  • Administration fee 5% of managed funds
  • Service coordination $50 per hour plus GST

Option 2 - Partially Self-Directed

The participant accepts limited responsibility for their support. The participant will actively participate in all aspects of the planning nad make choices based on the goals and assessed needs.

EnhanceChoices will maintain the financial management of the funding, receive and acquit all funds and report on services monthly.

EnhanceChoices will coordinate the purchase of goods and services as required, develop and manage a support plan and communicate regularly to monitor and ensure support is implemented efficiently and effectively.

EnhanceChoices will consult, recruit and performance manage support staff and coordinate the purchase of goods and services as required.

The participant will sign an agreement clearly outlining levels of responsibility and accountability measures.

  • Establishment cost $500 plus GST (once-off)
  • Plan management and administration 12% of managed funds

Termination Fee

An exit fee of $200 plus GST will be payable upon ending support. This fee covers administrative costs pertaining to final financial statements, transfer of funds (if applicable) and reporting obligations.

Website

http://www.enhance.org.au

ABN

88004567810

Contacts

Contact name:
Kevin Van Katwijk
Contact position:
Executive Director
Contact phone:
07 5432 3374
Contact mobile:
0407 052 833
Contact email:
director@enhance.org.au

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