The Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) provides supports to people who have a disability, chronic illness, mental health or other condition, or circumstances that impact your ability to live independently in the community.

The range of support activities provided are based on your identified goals, with a focus on building your independence and capacity. This program is generally time-limited and supports you to live as independently as possible in your community.

QCSS offers

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  • Support to access the community
  • Assistance with household tasks
  • Personal care
  • Individual and group social support
  • Transport
  • Basic home maintenance.
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You can connect with QCSS via:

Download the QCSS brochure:

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Visit the Queensland Community Support Scheme page on the Queensland Government website.

Supported by the Queensland Government.

Who is this program for?

Eligibility criteria

QCSS services may be available to people who:

  • are under 65 years old (or under 50 years old for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • have a disability, chronic illness, mental health or other condition that has an ongoing impact on their day-to-day living and ability to participate in the community
  • be ineligible for the NDIS
  • are at risk of losing their independence without support and are not eligible to access similar supports through other means
  • live in the community:
    – in their own homes, whether owned or rented
    – in independent living units, caravan parks, self-care units, boarding houses, or in retirement villages where similar supports are not provided
    – are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

 

A range of Visa requirements also apply.

How to refer

To access this service, you will need to make contact with QCSS Access Point for a referral on 1800 600 300 or email QCSSaccesspoint@ozcare.org.au

If you need support to do this, you can contact Footprints on 1800 FOOTPRINTS, via email QCSS@footprintscommunity.org.au

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