The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services delivers accommodation support services as well as funding non-government organisations to provide accommodation support.
Accommodation support is delivered by the Department through Accommodation Support and Respite Services (AS&RS).
AS&RS provides accommodation support to adults with a disability in their own homes in a community setting with support provided by paid departmental staff. The people supported by AS&RS rent their homes through public housing, the Department or the private rental market.
In a typical AS&RS household, two to four people sharing their home are supported by a team of Residential Care Officers (RCOs). RCOs provide day-to-day assistance and support to people with an intellectual disability by ensuring their social, emotional and physical well-being. In providing support RCOs focus on person-centred approaches and use support systems that reflect individual needs. Support systems include generic community services, as well as a range of specialist services in disciplines such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, social work and psychology.
For further information about AS&RS accommodation services please contact your nearest regional office or phone the Disability Information Service on 13 QGOV (13 74 68)* (TTY: 133 677).
*Cost of a local call. Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates.