Services offered

Page last updated: 17 January 2017

A summary of services available under the Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme Sub-Programmes


Block-funded activities

Individual Support Packages (ISP)

Service types funded


Accommodation Support

  • Large residential/institution (>20 places)—24-hour care
  • Small residential/institution (7–20 places)—24-hour care
  • Hostels—generally not 24-hour care
  • Group homes (usually <7 places)
  • Attendant care/personal care
  • In-home accommodation support
  • Alternative family placement
  • Other accommodation support

Community Support

  • Therapy support for individuals
  • Behaviour/specialist intervention
  • Counselling (individual/family/group)
  • Regional resource and support teams
  • Case management, local coordination and development
  • Other community support

Community Access

  • Learning and life skills development
  • Recreation/holiday programs
  • Other community access


  • Own home respite
  • Centre-based respite/respite homes
  • Host family respite/peer support respite
  • Flexible respite
  • Other respite


Individual Support Packages (ISP) is funding allocated to a client (and managed in accordance with the Service Agreement between the client and Grant Recipient) to purchase services that respond to the client’s support needs and goals in a flexible and client-centred way. 

These may include, but are not limited to, any of the services listed under block-funded activities.

Three models operate:

  • Service Provider
  • Intermediary
  • Direct Funding.

Only clients who are already accessing ISP models will be funded through the ISP model.


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