People who are receiving disability supports funded by the Queensland Government but are not eligible for the NDIS will continue to be supported under Continuity of Support arrangements. .
The Commonwealth Government Department of Health is implementing the Continuity of Support Programme (CoS) for people in this category who are over 65 when the NDIS arrives in their location.
The Department of Health is now inviting tenders from service providers to manage the CoS Individual Support Packages Direct Funding Model, from January 2018. Applications close 27 July 2017.
This Direct Funding model is one of three models under the CoS Programme and provides increased autonomy and independence. Although the broader CoS Programme began on 1 December 2016, direct funded clients will only begin as CoS clients from 1 January 2018.
Details about the tender are available on the GrantConnect website at www.grants.gov.au