Aimed at people under 65 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under 50 years, the Queensland Community Care Services is administered by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to support younger people to live independently in the community and provide services in a way that maintains and promotes independence.
This provides basic support for peopler with a disability or condition that restricts their day-to-day living. Person receiving NDIS are not eligible to receive QCCS services. To assess your eligibility and support needs, a worker from a Community Care service or a Community Access Point will talk to you about how you are coping with daily living. To apply, contact your local Community Access Point on 1800 600 300, you do not need a referral. For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/community-care-program
Guidelines For Community Care Programs
- Domestic Assistance - 1-2 hours per week
- Social Support - 1-2 hours per week
- Personal Care - ½ hour per day Monday to Friday
- Nursing Care
- Centre Based Day Care
- Respite Care - dependent on need, two options:
- Option 1 - Short term care up to 4 weeks maximum 5 hours per day Monday to Friday
- Option 2 - Ongoing respite care, maximum 5 hours per week
- Home Maintenance - 1 hour per month
- Transport - Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday (Prairie) 8:00am-1:00pm.
- Meals on Wheels