The department is committed to ensuring that people with a disability have a choice and can live as independently as possible; that they can achieve economic participation and social inclusion; and that families and carers are well supported in their caring role.As part of this commitment, the department provides funding to non-government service providers through the following initiatives:
The Department of Communities (Disability Services) is making available an easy to use Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) to enable improved identification and documentation of health needs of adults with an intellectual disability.
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Queensland Health, Mental Health Services have developed and implemented a collaborative approach to improving service delivery to people with a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness.
Guidelines and new content for Emergency Response initiative.
Housing with Shared Support Protocol is a form of social housing for people with disability support needs. Find out more and read the Practice Guide for housing service providers.