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

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

House with No Steps

Available to

Logan, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Southern Downs, Townsville, Whitsunday Coast and Mackay.

Target group

Adults aged 18-65 years with singular or multiple disabilities.

Organisational Information

House with No Steps (HWNS) provides support for people with a disability and mental health in NSW, QLD and the ACT. We provide support to over 3,600 people across 200 locations.

HWNS assists people to plan for and achieve their goals, determine their own life choices and lead a full life within their community. We are committed to person centred practice and enhancing choice and control for the people we support.

Peer support is a feature of our services and we are committed to community inclusion with an excellent track record of assisting people to identify and access natural supports rather than always relying on paid staff. All supports are negotiated and advice provided as to the most effective method of providing these.

Our Personal OUtcomes Measurement Systems allows families access to information on quality rather than quantity of services. We also actively involve families in staff selection, training and service reviews.

HWNS operates under a well developed finance model and is able to provide service users with monthly statements of account which provides details on dollars expended, current cash values, break down of budgeted support hours used and remaining balance.

Our services include:

  • Respite
  • Community Living
  • Community Support
  • Transition to Work
  • Employment Services

Host Provider Model

House with No Steps recognises that people are experts in themselves. The model of service we offer under YLYC is flexible, maximising choice whilst providing the level of control that each person is comfortable with. People can determine the type of support they want and need in order to achieve their desired lifestyle. Our model of support recognises the importance of meaningful mainstream and community involvement.

In our model a locally based HWNS coordinator will be the key point of contact and liaison in establishing the supports that each person identifies. Our coordinators are experienced in person centred planning and will work closely with the person (and their family) to develop a plan which will guide the supports required, considering both paid and unpaid supports and mainstream opportunities. The coordinator will work closely with each person to determine their preferences around:

  • the level of involvement they want in managing their funds and supports
  • who provides the support they want
  • what the support looks like
  • what level of service they want from us as the host provider.

We recognise that as people’s needs, goals and interests change that their support preferences may also change. Our coordinators will assist people to review their plans as required.

HWNS will ensure that all reporting obligations to the funding body are met.

Fee Structure

Establishment - $850

Included in the establishment fee is:

  • 2 hour person centred plan
  • 13 hour of coordination (this can be spread across one year / 4 quarters)

Service Cost - 5%

  • paid on a quarterly basis

Other services such as direct support hours or access to other HWNS Services will be charged at the hourly rate determined by the type of service or support. Each additional coordination hour will be charged at $56.

Exit Fee - $250

Other fee structures can be designed for individual clients. This would only be the case if 13 hours of coordination was not required throughout the year.

Website

http://www.hwns.com.au

ABN

31001813403

Contacts

Contact name:
Eddie Hadzig
Contact position:
Logan, Redland City, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Southern - Area Manager
Contact phone:
1300 538 746
Contact mobile:
0478 303 058
Contact email:
queensland@hwns.com.au
Secondary contact name:
Linda Studley
Secondary contact position:
Sunshine Coast and Somerset Region - Area Manager
Secondary contact phone:
1300 538 746
Secondary contact mobile:
0478 31 2 014
Secondary contact email:
queensland@hwns.com.au
Third contact name:
Anne Hodge Joanne Flynn (Mackay Manager)
Third contact position:
Townsville, Whitsunday Coast and Mackay - Area Manager
Third contact phone:
1300 538 746
Third contact mobile:
0434 143 740
Third contact email:
Jflynn@hwns.com.au

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