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

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

IFYS Limited

Available to

Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Rockhampton

Remote service delivery provided to Metro and Greater Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast, Ipswich and Scenic Rim, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Southern and Western Downs, Bundaberg, Burnett and Fraser Coast, Gladstone and Capricorn Coast, Townsville, Whitsunday and Mackay, Far North, Cairns, Tablelands and North West areas.

Target group

All people with disability aged 0-65 years.

Organisational Information

Starting out as a volunteer youth shelter in 1980, IFYS Limited (IFYS) has grown over the last 34 years to be a leader in providing a range of specialist support, intervention programs and opportunities for children, young people, adults and families. IFYS provides services across child protection (both residential and foster care), social inclusion, accommodation, disability support, learning and community engagement. Working closely with other non-government and government agencies, IFYS operates with a state wide footprint in Queensland.

IFYS words within a person centred framework underpinned by our values and robust pillars of practice. Our services are outcomes focused, strengths based, culturally responsive and collaborative.

Host Provider Model

As a Your Life Your Choice (YLYC) Host Provider, IFYS works closely with you to create a comprehensive personal plan, based on person centred planning principles, that is outcome focused, strengths based, culturally response and collaborative. IFYS will support you and/or your family/carer to have a level of choice and control over supports and services. You may choose to select a little support or more support at the start of your 'self management' journey. The level of choice and control is your decision.

IFYS recognises the need for creativity, innovation and achieving outcomes. IFYS is committed to working alongside you and/or your family/carer tin a flexible model of delivery where the person-centred plan ensures your needs are met according to your wishes and priority of need.

IFYS offers three models of support designed to provide both choice and flexibility;

  • Model 1 - fully self managed and directed by you
  • Model 2 - partially managed by IFYS and directed by you
  • Model 3 - fully managed by IFYS and directed by you

IFYS understands that the three models may not suit all individuals and we encourage and support the flexibility of creating a tailored package to meet your assessed needs and desired outcomes. IFYS will assist in the plan development, ensuring you are always at the centre of your plan.

Fee Structure

Initial Consultation

This will include discussion around your requirements and the services IFYS offers. The first hour is free of charge.

Establishment Fee - $500 (only charged once)

The fee includes:

  • explaining the different models of support and choosing a model to suit
  • establish personal plan based on assessed need, goals, aspirations and priorities
  • establish host arrangement with signed contract agreement

Model 1 - Fully Self Managed and Directed by You - 5% of package

Under this model, you, your family member/carer or chosen representative will be responsible for all aspects of supports.

Charged per quarter, the fee includes:

  • initial planning consultation and review of services
  • strengths based personalised plan
  • financial plan of purchases with associated costing
  • 6 month planning consultation and review
  • provision of resources for budgeting and acquittal purposes
  • monthly budget update reports
  • financial and departmental acquittals
  • maintain communication with you and your family/carer

Model 2 - Partially Managed by IFYS and Directed by You - 5-10% of package

Under this model, you choose to share the management of the funding with IFYS based on your personal preference. Fees will depend on the level of responsibility undertaken by you and will be negotiated on an individual basis but will range from 5-10%.

Charged per quarter, the fee includes:

  • initial planning consultation and review of services
  • strengths based personalised plan
  • financial plan of purchases with associated costing
  • 6 month planning consultation and review
  • brokerage services - IFYS will assist in finding the right services and supports
  • provision of resources for budgeting and acquittal purposes
  • monthly budget update reports
  • financial and departmental acquittals
  • payments to providers and suppliers if required
  • maintain communication with you and your family/carer

Model 3 - Fully Managed by IFYS and Directed by Participant - 10-15% of package

Under this model, IFYS holds the funding on behalf of you and IFYS is responsible for making all payments for services and supports as per the personal plan.

Charged per quarter, the fee includes:

  • initial planning consultation and review of services
  • strengths based personalised plan
  • financial plan of purchases with associated costing
  • organising supports and services of your choice
  • 6 month planning consultation and review
  • financial and departmental acquittals
  • monthly budget update reports
  • brokerage services - IFYS will assist in finding the right services and supports
  • staff recruitment, management and ongoing training and professional development
  • managing payroll, superannuation, workers compensation insurance and ATO obligations
  • managing payments of supplier invoices
  • maintain communication with you and your family/carer

Additional Services - fees by negotiation

IFYS can provide additional services if required, including but not limited to:

  • additional supports
  • case management and coordination
  • plan reviews
  • HR assistance
  • brokerage of supports

Website

http://www.ifys.com.au

ABN

69131388102

Contacts

Contact name:
Emma Burke
Contact position:
Senior Practitioner
Contact phone:
07 5438 3000
Contact mobile:
0416 232 099
Contact email:
Eburke@ifys.com.au
Secondary contact name:
Leah Samson
Secondary contact position:
Area Manager, Central Queensland
Secondary contact phone:
1300 001 058
Secondary contact email:
lsamson@ifys.com.au

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