Disability and Community Services (DCS)

The DCS program has an emphasis on giving you personal choice and control over the support that you wish to receive.

This program will be ideal for you if you
• Want to remain living independently at home and participate in the community and / or
• Are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and / or
• Are living in supported accommodation and boarding houses and / or
• Are in receipt of Individual Disability Services Funding

Some of the Services We Provide

Housing Assistance

Assistance in obtaining and sustaining housing.

Community Access and Inclusion

Help to access services such as health, medical and specialist appointments.

Support Services

Individual case management, counselling, support, information and advocacy.

Assistance with Household Tasks

Meal preparation, light housekeeping.

Personal Care

Showering, dressing, medication prompts

Group and Social Support

Social support, recreational and leisure activities and shopping assistance.

Transport

Helping you to get about in the community.

Allied Health

The QCSS Homeless Supports Program provides support for people under 65 years of age (and under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people). If you have a condition that affects your ability to complete activities of daily living, and you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, then you may be eligible for support.

 

  • Housing / Tenancy Support

  • Assistance in Obtaining and Sustaining Housing

  • Street Outreach

  • Individual Case Management

  • Care Coordination

  • Counselling and Support

  • Advocacy

  • Information and Referrals

  • Domestic Assistance

  • Personal Care

  • Social Support

The QCSS Community Supports Program provides support for people under 65 years of age (and under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

Our services are tailored to your unique circumstance and preferences. We work with you to support you to maintain and build independence and community participation, ensuring that choice and control are optimised.

If you have a condition that affects your ability to complete activities of daily living and you require support to enhance your well-being and to remain living independently in your community, then you may be eligible for support.

The program can support you to identify your needs and goals to live independently, participate
actively in your community, and provide practical supports to help you achieve this.

  • Case Management

  • Care Coordination

  • Nursing and Allied Health Care

  • Domestic Assistance

  • Personal Care

  • Social Support

  • Food Preparation Skills

  • Transport

  • Counselling / Support / Information and Advocacy

  • Respite Care

[Volunteering with Footprints was] fantastic – I am so glad I did it and could be a part of it.  The support was always there and staff were very approachable, on hand and checked in with me after every shift.  Training was good and helped me to understand the kind of clients Footprints sees and what we could encounter.  The coverage of emotional as well as physical health in training was great – I had never encountered that before.

Footprints Volunteer