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

Ingham Disability Support Services

Available to

Ingham and North Queensland Region

Target group

People with a disability 0–65 years

Organisational Information

Ingham Disability Support Services was established in 1976 and is based in Ingham, Nth Qld. The service was established by local families with a view to developing lifelong services for their children. This dedication has driven the organisation to providing high quality services with the focus being on the individual with whom the services are planned. We believe in providing flexible, progressive, consumer focused supports tailored to meet individuals needs, goals and aspirations.

Respite is available at our respite house, for individuals and families to plan for respite stays for up to 45 days in any one instance. Our respite service focus’s on a holiday like atmosphere for the individual that is flexible, responsive and tailored meet individual needs. For those out of this region we can pick up from Townsville airport, as well as make arrangements for other pickups. We also have specialist services to 0-12 day respite as well as sibling support for this age range.

Learning and Life Skills Program focuses on assisting individuals to meet their goals and aspirations whilst including learning as aspects of daily life in a flexible environment. This program is based on a 1:1 ratio usually but can include aspects of group skill development. If clients are interested they can participate in internationally recognised training which helps them focus skill development.

Lifestyle Support Services enable individuals to live in a supported environment in the manner they choose. Service users are able to develop supports arrangements to meet their needs and goals incorporating all aspects of daily living including employment opportunities, education, household tasks and recreation.

Host Provider Model

Our Host Provider Model is an arrangement where we support families to whatever extent needed, to assist them, to direct their supports, to the level they feel able. We believe there are three general options with variances between these, firstly where the family receives minimum assistance from us generally just helping them draw up a plan for supports and the family then directs and administers all their funds. Secondly, where we work on a plan together some aspects of the plan are administered by the family and other aspects are administered by the organisation and thirdly where a plan is developed with the family and we administer all aspects of the plan. Changes in arrangements can occur at any time. Under this model we can provide any support including community access, life skills, accommodation support, respite or a variety of all of these; alternately within the funding guidelines and industrial frameworks any type of flexible supports.

Fee Structure

Initially all potential service users will be offer a free initial meeting with our specialist ‘Host’ Your Life Your Choice coordinator. During initial discussions a plan can be established that outlines the required supports. An initial plan based on discussions will be provided with financial quotes included.

  • Initial establishment fee- flat fee $300
  • Planning of package – 8% of package
  • Facilitation – 6-10% depending of complexity of package
  • Direct service provision 1:1- depending on award
  • Group service provision – depending on times and numbers costs change
  • Fuel charges in some instances
  • Respite fee structure separate and based on number of service users at time of booking

All fees may be subject to change.





Contact name:
Elizabeth Sutton (attention to the Your Life Your Choice Coordinator)
Contact position:
Contact phone:
07 4776 3755
Contact email:

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