If you’re not eligible for NDIS but still need support due to your chronic health, mental health or disability related needs, we are here to help.
The Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) is a new scheme that provides supports to people who, with a small amount of assistance, can maintain or regain their independence, continue living safely in their homes, and actively participate in their communities.
You may be eligible for QCSS if you are under 65 years old (or under 50 years old for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) with:
Under QCSS, we offer a diverse range of services that enable you to manage your day-today life in your own home and support you to connect with your local community. The range of support activities we provide are based on your identified needs and goals.
If you find it difficult to get ready for the day or move around your home because of a health condition or disability, we can assist with our in-home personal care services. Our experienced and caring staff visit you in your home to help you with:
We can visit you on a regular day each week, or just for a short time depending on your needs.
Eating a balanced diet with three nutritious meals each day is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you find it difficult to cut up vegetables or buy food from the supermarket, we can assist you by:
Our friendly team of dietitians can also help you to create meal plans that include foods that you like and provide all the vitamins and minerals you need.
Our services can be used daily, weekly, or just for a short time while you recover from an illness or surgery.
If you find it difficult to complete everyday household chores because of a disability or health condition, we can help with a number of general housework services, such as:
Depending on your needs, we can set up a weekly clean, come for a few weeks while you are feeling unwell, or help with annual spring cleaning.
We can assist with a range of capacity building activities to help you be more independent at home:
You will see regular carers so we can get to know you and be familiar with the way you like things, and if you ever need any extra help, it is always there.
We can assist you to access your community as safely and independently as possible and to participate in meaningful activities of your choice.
We may be able to assist you to:
We get to know you and your story so we can help you meaningful engage with your local community.
To apply, contact the QCSS Access Point on 1800 600 300 or email QCSSaccesspoint@ozcare.org.au. You don’t need a referral. QCSS Access Point will assess your QCSS eligibility and determine the support you need to remain living independently in your home.