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

FNQ Independent Living Support Association

Available to

In person: Cairns and Far North Queensland.

Remote service delivery: Queensland wide.

Target group

All people with a disability aged 18-65, and families of children with a disability under the age of 18.

Organisational Information

About us - FNQ Independent Living Support Association (FNQILSA) has been providing personalised support services since 1997 to people with physical and mental disability. Our service is run by people with disability, for people with disability, who want to have a real say in the way their support services are provided.

Our purpose - is to sit on the periphery of people’s lives and offer as much or as little support as is needed. FNQILSA have always been dedicated to helping our clients with their daily life knowing that needs and desires differ to everyone elses. Over the last 15 years FNQILSA have offered advice and refined a support guidebook for clients who want greater involvement in managing their own supports. This resource involves recruitment of staff, supervision, training and legal bits and pieces.

Our commitment - has always been to set people up with the confidence to manage their own
supports so we are no longer needed. We would prefer to offer help to new people over again
rather than continually grow and expand. We pride ourselves on being a small and personable
service, a provider of knowledge and facilitator of greater control over one’s own support
arrangements.

Hands on - we provide in home accommodation support, personal care, domestic assistance,
learning and life skills, social support and access to community. We have a large casual pool of experienced and suitably trained support workers who are flexible and responsive to the needs of individual situations.

Host Provider Model

Like other Host Providers we offer our experiences and service as a conduit to helping clients
achieve as much or as little control over their own support as they are comfortable with.

FNQILSA can offer a planning, budgeting, purchasing, training and mentoring services based
around what is needed. Our model is fluid – based on a fee for service basis around what a client tells us they need. We can discuss this at an initial personal planning meeting.

We propose to offer the ability to grow and flex depending on a person’s particular situation.
FNQILSA can offer advice on recruiting staff, staff supervision, payroll, records management, OHS and risk management, insurances, finances, and the like. FNQILSA can help a client maximise the use of their support package and funded dollars and do the things they may not be comfortable to do themselves.

Fee Structure

Host Establishment:

  1. Initial consultation: Free
  2. Set up Fee: $550

What this covers

Additional / ongoing consultation and discussion on host arrangement and development of a specific written host agreement. It will also involve aspects of pre-planning and budgeting against assessed needs, and the provision of budgeting and reporting tools.

Host Administration:

  1. Hosting of package: $58.00/hr. capped at:
    3% of package – for clients wanting to take almost full to moderate responsibility
    5% of package – for clients wanting to take moderate to some responsibility
    8% of package - for clients wanting to take only some to almost no responsibility

What this covers

Hosting of funding; acquittal of funds and reporting; planning services,;coordinations of a person’s plan, budgeting, purchasing and negotiating services, financial reporting; training and mentoring; and assistance with the employment of workers (as required).

It is important to note that each person’s needs may be different. So whilst our pricing structure reflects percentages of expected costs based on likely responsibilities of each party, the exact use and cost of our services may be less than the expected cap amount.

Website

http://www.fnqilsa.org.au

ABN

89 010 918 036

Contacts

Contact name:
Neil Luckett
Contact position:
Chief Executive Officer
Contact phone:
07 4041 6507
Contact email:
neil@fnqilsa.org.au

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