What is the Queensland Community Support Scheme?
The Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) is a program that provides support, usually between 1-5 hours per week, for people living with a disability or condition that impacts their ability to live independently and access the community.
To be eligible for QCSS support you need to be all of the following:
- living in Queensland,
- under the age of 65 or under 50 years old for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,
- living with disability, chronic medical illness, mental health or other condition which impacts your daily living and your ability to participate in the community,
- require support to remain living independently at home but are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or My Aged Care services.
What if I’m not eligible?
If you require support but aren’t eligible for QCSS, our team can connect you with other programs or services that may be able to help.
What services are available?
Through QCSS, you can access a range of our daily living and lifestyle services that support you at home and in your local community. For example, help with grocery shopping and getting to medical appointments, support with showering and medication, cleaning and household chores, meal preparation, social activities and community connection.
How much does it cost?
QCSS supports are funded by the Queensland Government, however a small contribution is required to access the supports. If you are unable to pay this contribution, financial hardship options are available that we can discuss with you.