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

I Can Direct (an initiative of Homelife Association Inc)

Available to

People in the Moreton Bay Regional area and the Sunshine Coast region.

Target group

People over the age of 18 years meeting the DS eligibility criteria.

Organisational Information

Through the Queensland Government Your Life Your Choice initiative, Homelife Association Inc. became a endorsed Host Provider in February 2013 and established I Can Direct as its own entity to deliver its Host provider functions in May 2014. Homelife has for many years conducted business with the underpinning principles of participation and choice for each of its service users. These principles and the experience gained over the years influenced the development of I Can Direct, along with changes to legislation and strategic directions of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCS&DS) with Your Life Your Choice.

Host Provider Model

I Can Direct will assist people with a disability who want to self-direct their own arrangements.

I Can Direct is responsible for holding your funding and reporting each quarter to the DCCS&DS regarding the hours and other items you may use. We are responsible for making sure that your arrangements meet the legal requirements for self-directing and the funding agreements.

We can do as much or as little as you need. We can provide:

  • Funds administration support and reporting.
  • Assistance with finding the services and other things you may need to make your arrangement work. This is called facilitation.
  • Assistance with coordinating your arrangements on a regular basis.
  • Planning. We can assist you with the development of your plan or we can assist you with finding a service that can best suppot your planning needs.

Fee Structure

The first two hours consultation is free, typically this time is best used getting to know one another and building the customers’ plan. An initial establishment cost of $651.15 (incl. GST); this is non-refundable should you choose to move to another Host Provider.

At I Can Direct we believe that people should use the services that are best for them. At I Can Direct we believe that every dollar you receive for support is important and that you should know exactly how much you are spending on any of the services you have requested. All costings will be itemised in each customers plan. I Can Direct offers: Services Planning, Facilitation, Coordination, Financial Administration and each are each charged per hour or part thereof at $69.85 (incl. GST).

Website

http://www.icandirect.org.au

ABN

32614331093

Contacts

Contact name:
Nigel Webb
Contact position:
Host Provider Coordinator
Contact phone:
0414 611168
Contact email:
admin@icandirect.org.au

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