'Your Life Your Choice' – A Queensland Government approach
Currently the Queensland Government is transitioning towards the NDIS with the 'Your Life Your Choice' self-directed support program. The Queensland Government is also funding workshops across Queensland to help people prepare for the NDIS. Click here to find out more about the transition and how to register for free information sessions.
The principles of 'Your Life You Choice' are essentially the same as the NDIS as people in receipt of disability funding are able to more flexibly choose what services they require and who provides them – which is referred to as self-directed support.
To receive self-directed support funding under the 'Your Life Your Choice' program, a person must have recurrent individual package from Disability Services and not be in crisis.
People with a 'Your Life Your Choice' package can plan, purchase and manage their disability supports and services by either:
- Working with a government endorsed host provider - such as Anglicare Southern Queensland's hosting service called My Care My Way
- Receiving funding from Disability Services directly into their bank account and purchasing services accordingly.
Anglicare Southern Queensland can help host your service
Anglicare Southern Queensland's, My Care My Way, can support you with your 'Your Life Your Choice' package by offering a hosting service to help you plan and manage your funding resources.
We currently offer three levels of hosting support depending on the amount of help and administration you require. The levels are:
Independent: the person is fully responsible for all the services and supports and planning, including employing staff and paying invoices.
Shared:the person can be fully responsible for only some services and supports, while asking Anglicare Southern Queensland My Care My Way to take responsibility for other tasks, such as payment of invoices.
Supported: the person can choose to take on only a small amount of responsibilities. Anglicare will help them to organise the coordination of all services and supports and manage budget.