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

Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc - The Base

Available to

Goodna/Ipswich and surrounding Regions
Outreach service provision may be provided on an individual basis.

Target group

All people with one or more of the following disabilities: cognitive, intellectual, acquired brain injury, psychiatric as well as dual diagnosis, (pyschiatric coexisting with any other disability), and their families from 10-35 years of age.

Organisational Information

Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc. has been in operation for over 20 years, specialising in therapeutic service provisions. We are experts in the area of providing support to individuals and families whom present with high to extreme complex needs. All service provisions offered by Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc. are delivered within a therapeutic model.
The aim for our disability support service is to assist you to have the support, resources and means to achieve the life you choose. Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc. believes every individual has the right to make informed choices, therefore paramount to our service delivery is providing the most up-to-date relevant information so that you are able to make thoughtful decisions.
We have demonstrated experience providing support in a client-centred therapeutic framework and this will assist you to have confidence in our processes. We also deliver a number of specialised services including behaviour management strategy development, anger management sessions as well as therapeutic family and/or individual counselling sessions.

Host Provider Model

Host provision will be offered on a three tiered level (3 - High, 2 - Medium, 1 - Low) and the pricing structure will match the necessary resources that are required under each level. You can expect to receive a high quality service, case management and/or coordination, induction to the service, along with information in order to make informed decisions regarding need requirements.
An initial establishment will take place and Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc. can provide on-going administration of your funding package and administration fees will be charged depending on the chosen tier of support required.
You will also have the flexibility and freedom to move between the tiers if and when your circumstances change.

Fee Structure

Establishment fee: $700

The establishment fee will be charged to all individuals, irrespective of which tier of support is chosen. This fee will take into account the following:

  • referral processing
  • initial induction including discussing roles, responsibilities, degree of involvement, reporting requirements, choice of how funds will be managed and information regarding same so that informed choices may be employed, service information along with addressing any queries and/or concerns
  • development of working agreement between parties, which will include agreed roles and responsibilities, flexibility arrangements for changes, all service requirements and costs associated with same, information required from you for reporting requirements, service that are to be purchased including how this will be coordinated and paid for as well as timeframes and how the agreement can be cancelled
  • information pertaining to service provisions, service providers and other information pertinent to managing ones' own support
  • coordination between service, service user and Disability Services Queensland (until NDIS is fully operational at which time this coordination will be between the relevant governing body)
  • development of an individual support play including identifying need and establishing goals
  • development of an individualised induction pack, any resources including a suite of resources to ensure the process is seamless including but not limited to paperwork for payroll, recruitment of staff, funding acquittal requirements, information checklists for you to use when engaging disability service providers
  • set-up of financial and service management arrangements
  • verification that requested purchases are reasonable and necessary disability services and support and that meet priorities and goals
    This is not an exhaustive list but general examples as it will be dependent on you and your individual need. It is anticipated that this process will be between 10 to 15 hours of support.

Tier 1: administration cost is 6.5% of the funding package

This tier is suited to people who are confident in planning, budgeting and managing their own funds with minimal support from the host provider. As a host provider, we will approve the support plan that was developed during the establishment stage, respond and meet all reporting requirements including acquittals, hold and monitor funds on behalf of you including any transferring of same, provide statements on a regular basis and provide information and resources.
You will be responsible for sourcing and actioning all supports and services, managing expenditure and reporting to our service, as well as recruitment, employment and monitoring of support staff.

Tier 2: administration cost is 8% of the funding package

This tier is suited to people who want to take on more responsibility and are confident with many aspects of self-direction however still require guidance and assistance in some areas.
We will provide all services listed in tier 1, however this tier option will have a more collaborative approach.
We will jointly share tasks including but not limited to: planning, participation in the recruitment and employment of support staff, purchase activities and supports, recording expenditure and monitoring the budget. (Advertising for support staff will be charged at the cost of advertisement plus 6% if you would like our service to place this advertisement.)
Goodna/Ipswich Youth and Community Action Association Inc. will approve the support plan that was developed during the establishment stage, respond and meet all reporting requirements including acquittals, hold and monitor funds on behalf of the service user including any transferring of same, provide statements on a regualr basis and provide information and resources for you to maintain your own records.

Tier 3: administration cost is 11% of the funding package

This option is suited to people who are looking for substantial assistance and guidance as you commence self-directed support. This will be a well-supported framework for individuals who have complex packages and circumstances and who are requiring a high level of support. It also suits people who prefer a host provider to manage all arrangements.
Along with the supports offered in tier 1 and 2, we will also provide holistic management of support, activities and funds. This will be undertaken in conjunction with you. Added support under this tier can include recruitment, employment and monitoring of staff, source, coordinate and monitor all supports and activities along with budgeting, reporting and maintenance.

In all tiers, consultation with you will be paramount and consistent. Communication will also remain a priority and you will be kept abreast of your support, activities, funds, and expenditure.

Exit fee: $300

An exit fee will be charged to all individuals to cover costs of managing the exit process including completion of final acquittals, transferring any unspent funds, closing files and notifying all parties. This is not an exhaustive list.

Website

http://www.thebaseyouthagency.com

ABN

19879103916

Contacts

Contact name:
Leanne Brown
Contact position:
Service Manager / Lead Counsellor
Contact phone:
07 3818 3118
Contact mobile:
0428 183 118
Contact email:
lea@thebaseyouthagency.com.au

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