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.
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.
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.
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.
Together we sign a Host Agreement that outlines all parties responsibilities and any associated costs.
The YLYC Coordinator will meet with you and assist you to develop your Self Directed Support Plan and budget for your particular funding package.
Together we start organising and directing the supports identified in your plan.
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