STEPS currently offers its Disability Support Services to individuals within Queensland’s North Burnett region. Each person receiving assistance from STEPS meets with one of our skilled workers, and together, build and work through a support plan.
Who can access services?
Anyone who receives funds through Disability Services Queensland or other government funding
Any self-funded family or person with a disability
People who are over 15 years and live in Queensland
People who work with people with a disability
Groups and organisations who want to assist people with a disability in their community/communities
Note: Eligibility differs for post-school services
What will it cost you?
Upon application, a STEPS support worker will prepare a full, open and clear presentation of project costs. Determining factors will include the type of support required, current supports and alternative support funding.
Our services include:
In-home accommodation support
STEPS provides support workers who come to the home and assist people with disability to gain skills and the capacity to live as independently as possible within their home.
STEPS understands that taking a break from care giving is critical to the well-being of the care-giver.
STEPS provides support workers who come into the home and assist with activities, giving the care-giver an interval of rest.
In-home activities can include hobbies, interests or contributing to the home. The care giver may go shopping, visit with friends or family, attend a meeting or go for a walk.
The personal interests, strengths and skills of people with a disability provide a building block toward fulfilment and inclusion.
STEPS and its community partners assist people with a disability to access their community, building on individual strengths and opening opportunities to learn new skills
STEPS’ post-school services program assists young people with a disability who are 18 years of age and are transitioning from school. The program helps young people with a disability and their families to plan for the future. A combination of one-on-one and group support is promoted.
Each person receives one-on-one consultation with our qualified staff. An individual support plan is developed, based upon the individual’s attributes, talents, interests, experience, skills, preferences, priorities and support needs.
Skill training can include:
- Self esteem and confidence
- Numeracy and literacy
- Healthy living
- Social interaction and skills
- Work experience
Community Connection: STEPS will find the kind of places, groups or people in the community that match the individual’s talents and interests.
Life Experience Training: Be included in community projects or work experience to build your independence and enhance vocational prospects.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for STEPS post school services program, a person must be:
- 18 years of age
- Finishing or have finished school
- Eligible for assistance under the Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld)
- not have access to tertiary education, vocational training or employment options