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

ALARA Qld Limited

Available to

Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and parts of the Greater Scenic Rim areas.

Target group

People with a disability aged 0 – 65 years and their carers. (NB ALARA does not provide services directly to people with a primary mental health condition but is experienced in supporting individuals with Dual Diagnosis)

Organisational Information

ALARA is a community based organisation providing a wide range of services and supports for people with a disability and their families who live in Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer areas and parts of the Greater Scenic Rim. ALARA is focused on providing services that are flexible, responsive and individualised..

Host Provider Model

ALARA’s Host Provider Service works in partnership with individuals, their carers and support networks to facilitate self direction and self management of individual funding arrangements.

There are a number of options available. ALARA’s Host Provider Service can:

  • Assist with developing an individual plan and personalised budget
  • Engage your preferred service provider/s through brokerage arrangements
  • Reimburse eligible expenses
  • Provide monthly cash advances to enable to you to purchase your own eligible service or supports or employ your own staff
  • Tailor a mix of these options to suit your needs

Fee Structure

Administration Fee: Flat rate of 5% of funding - billed monthly. includes service overheads, processing of payments, (such as brokerage payments, purchasing, reimbursements of out of pocket expenses and advances) reconciliations, production of monthly statements for the individual on use of funds, acquittals and statistical reporting

Consultant /Case Management Fee: $53 per hour (direct contact only eg. planning sessions, reviews)

NB. A range of templates and tools are available at no cost to assist individuals to undertake the majority of planning and budgeting themselves if this is their preferred model.

Payroll processing: $42/payroll (where the person employs their own staff but wishes ALARA to process the pays/superannuation etc.)

Training: A range of training can be provided by the Association to meet the needs of individuals employing their own staff directly. A quote will be provided to the individual based on the modules selected.

Recruitment: A range of tools/templates and peer support are available to assist individuals to undertake their own recruitment. Preparation and placement of an advertisement will be charged at the cost of the advertisement plus 5%. Participation of the consultant in interviews, reference checking and induction $53/hr.





Contact name:
Tracy Johnstone
Contact position:
Consultant – Self Directed Funding
Contact phone:
07 3817 0600
Contact email:
Secondary contact name:
Robyn Latham
Secondary contact email:
Third contact email:

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