Your Life Your Choice

What Is Your Life Your Choice

Your Life Your Choice allows people with a disability and their families to have greater choice and control over the disability services they receive.

Your Life Your Choice was launched in September 2012 and is a key part of preparing Queenslanders for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Your Life Your Choice provides the framework for how self-directed support operates in Queensland. Self-Directed Support is a funding approach that enables people to have the opportunity to plan, purchase and select supports and services that suit their individual needs. A person with a disability can choose between receiving services that are delivered by funded non-government providers in the traditional way or to self-direct their supports designed by them to suit their specific disability needs.

Eligible Your Life Your Choice participants must have an individual funding package from Disability Services. Participants choose the level of responsibility for managing their disability services they feel comfortable with and can either manage their funding themselves through direct payments or engage a Host Provider to assist with some or all of this responsibility.

Our Host Provider Model

Connect2Group’s Your Life Your Choice YLYC model offers person-centred, self-directed support choices for people with disability in conjunction with their current support networks.

People choose how much responsibility they want to take for planning and managing their self-directed supports and funding. Connect2Group YLYC can provide as little or as much assistance as required in relation to planning, administration of the plan for support and funding and management of funds.

We are able to assist people with making decisions about the types of supports and services they can purchase with their allocated funding and where they can purchase them from e.g. through informal supports, community services (non-certified providers) and certified disability services providers.

Contact our Your Life Your Choice Coordinator to arrange a FREE consultation to find out more about Connect2Group YLYC as a host provider.


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How It Works

Discuss

The YLYC Coordinator will discuss your individual needs and what Connect2Group can offer as a Host Provider and the costs. This conversation can be conducted over the phone or in person at your place or at our office, the choice is yours. This is a free, no obligation service.

Choose

Once you decide to choose Connect2Group as your Host Provider for YLYC, we contact the Department of Communities - Disability Services to let them know of your choice.

Agree

Together we sign a Host Agreement that outlines all parties responsibilities and any associated costs.

Plan

The YLYC Coordinator will meet with you and assist you to develop your Self Directed Support Plan and budget for your particular funding package.

Start

Together we start organising and directing the supports identified in your plan.


Our Fee Structure

Establishment

  • There are NO host provider establishment fees.
  • Initial consultation with Connect2YLYC Coordinator is FREE.
  • Fees are negotiated on individual circumstances and level of Host
    Provider Services required (you tell us how you want us to help).
  • Typically our Host Provider fee would fall within the range of 5-20% of the total funding package.


HostProviderServices

  • Assist clients and their families to identify and prioritise goals.
  • Develop a Self Directed Support Plan which reflects client assessed service categories.
  • Research appropriate services and activities to meet client goals which are suited to their specific needs.
  • Provide advocacy and referral information for client needs as required.
  • Assist clients and their families to redevelop their Self Directed Support Plan to meet their changing needs (when required).
  • Maintain regular communication with clients and their families.
  • Help clients to get the most out of their funding package.
  • Work with client and/or family to manage funding package.
  • Report expenditure.
  • Provide statements of expenditure to clients.
  • Provide information and advice about employing own workers.

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Email Us - YLYC

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Contact Our YLYC Coordinator

Ash.pngAshley Webster

The YLYC Coordinator will discuss your individual needs, what Connect2Group can offer as a Host Provider and the costs. This conversation can be conducted over the phone or in person at your place or at our office, the choice is yours. This is a free, no obligation service.

Telephone: (07) 3286 7166

Email: ashley.webster@connect2group.com.au