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


Available to

Brisbane Southside

Target group

People with disabilities, and Families with a family member with a disability, who wish to self-manage or self-direct their funding.

Organisational Information

Kyabra is a community organisation with a service delivery arm, a social enterprise arm, and a host provision consultancy. Services include: disability; housing support; foster and residential support; community programs; and families change.

Host Provider Model

We believe that people are their own experts and that change is most likely when people can be active participants in their own desired futures by controlling resources, relationships and decision-making.

Kyabra’s Essence Statement, 2008

Kyabra has long been a supporter of practice approaches and models that place individuals with disabilities (and their families) at the centre of their support. Having embraced the strengths approach over a decade ago, beliefs such as valuing people as experts in their own lives, respect for all people, participation and inclusion, collaboration, accountability and self-determination underpin all of our activities and all of our work with community members.

Kyabra’s Disability Service has been providing funds directly to families since 1998, in order for families to purchase their own supports. This model of “family-managed funds” is the foundational work that has guided the development of Focus Consultancy, a separate arm of Kyabra Community Association that will act as a host provider for self-directed support.

Focus Consultancy offers different levels of support/consultancy depending on the level of responsibility that individuals/families want to take on, and people wishing to self-manage or self-direct their funding will have opportunity to explore the model with a Focus Consultancy Worker, prior to commencement, in order to ensure that the approach is congruent with the way they wish to work.

Fee Structure

Establishment Fee: $2000

  • Note: The establishment fee will be dependent on resources required.

Includes the following:

  • Training for Individuals / Families

  • Developing Host Agreement

  • Individual Planning – support plan, budget

  • Providing 1:1 support •3 month intensive support

  • 3 month interim support

  • 6 month low level support

  • Advice re: recruitment

  • Establishing Finance Systems

Hosting Fee: 6.5% total funding package annually

Includes the following:

  • Auspice costs
  • Financial Support: grants management, direct payments, annual budgets, monthly financial statements
  • Consultant Hours •1 hour per month general support
  • 6 monthly reviews

Other Optional Services: Fees Negotiated

Includes the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Project Worker/Key worker
  • Specialised planning e.g. PATH, Circles of Support
  • Further consultancy or mentoring support outside of 6.5% hosting fee
  • IT Help





Contact name:
Gemma Scott
Contact position:
Contact phone:
07 3373 9499
Contact email:

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