Queensland Community Support Scheme

If you need a small amount of support to keep or regain your independence, the Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) may be able to help you to continue living safely in your home and actively participate in your community.

Two women in a supermarket buying fruit and vegetables.  One woman is providing support for the other.
Image Credit: https://www.disabilitytrust.org.au/

What support is available?

The QCSS can help you get out and about in your community, including:

  • shopping
  • recreational activities such as local social groups (including FND peer support groups) or the library
  • visits to the doctor and other health professionals

It can also help you at home with things like:

  • meal preparation
  • cleaning and household chores
  • personal care, such as showering and dressing
  • basic home maintenance like mowing, cleaning windows or helping you with your garden.

Are you eligible for QCSS support?

You might be eligible for the QCSS if you are under 65 years old (or under 50 years old for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) with:

  • a disability (and are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • chronic illness, mental health or other condition, or
  • other circumstances that impact your ability to live independently in the community.

How to apply for QCSS support

Contact the QCSS Access Point:

You don’t need a referral.

If you’re eligible, QCSS Access Point Assessors will then talk to you about how you are coping with daily living and the supports you need.

For more information on available assistance, click on Getting Additional Help. If you know of any supports or assistance that we have not covered, please share them with us at [email protected].