Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Your Life Your Choice Host Providers

Host providers work directly with people receiving Your Life Your Choice funding, their families and carers to develop flexible and creative approaches to meet their disability support needs. Host providers are also responsible for acquittal of funding and quarterly reporting to the department.

Before you start

Before deciding on a host provider, it’s important to know:

  • how much funding you have, and
  • what your assessed disability support needs are.

This will help you plan and decide the disability supports you want to buy. You can find this information in your “Your Life Your Choice Letter of Information”. If you don’t have a letter of information, contact your local Disability Services service centre.

Thinking about the questions below can help you in discussions with potential host providers:

  • do I need help with planning?
  • do I need help to find the disability supports and services I want to buy?
  • do I want help to find my support workers?
  • do I want to employ my own workers?
  • do I want to buy my supports and services from a range of different service providers or businesses?
  • do I want the host provider to transfer some or all of my funding into a bank account for me to manage myself?

Initial discussions with host providers

When contacting a host provider, you may want to discuss with them:

  • what you need from them (as considered above)
  • what fees they will charge
  • how they will help you manage your plan
  • how will they deliver host provider support to you (e.g. by phone, in person, by email, or via Skype).

You can contact more than one host provider before making your decision about which one best suits you.

Making an agreement with your chosen host provider

Your host provider receives your funding from Disability Services, and is responsible for reporting all purchases made with your funding back to Disability Services.

The host provider has some standard responsibilities that need to be outlined in an agreement that you sign with them. Your agreement should specify:

  • the agreed roles of you and the host provider and how these can be changed if you want to have more or less responsibility over time
  • the host provider services that will be provided to you and the agreed fee for these
  • what information you need to provide to your host provider for them to report to Disability Services, and how you will provide it
  • the services that are to be purchased with your funding
  • who and how these services will be coordinated and paid for
  • how and when the agreement can be cancelled.

You may want to ask a family member, friend, advocate, lawyer or someone else in your network to check the agreement before you sign it, to make sure you are getting what you want and need.

Search below for endorsed host providers. Click on the organisation name to find out more about their model and fee structure. Alternatively, you can read more about working with a host provider.

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Fee calculator

You can use the calculator below to compare host provider fees. Please note that this tool offers a general guide only - always check and confirm the fees with the provider before entering into an agreement.

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