Host Home care explained

Carers Link Host Home Program is a service that provides supported accommodation respite, and was developed to assist families and clients in need of supportive care services.

Our Host Home Program is available to families, carers and organisations wishing to access emergency or planned respite, where the length of respite depends on the needs of the client.

We currently operate over 20 Host Homes across South East Queensland, around Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

What Host Providers Do

Host Providers meet the needs of each individual throughout the respite. This may include:

  • Daily personal care and toileting
  • Providing meals and adhering to any dietary requirements
  • Medication management and prompting
  • Transport to school or appointments
  • Social support and community linking
  • Life skills development

Host Providers offer a safe and stable home environment, and encourage clients to live as part of the family.

All Host Providers must have a current First Aid and CPR Certificate, Blue Card, police check and driver’s licence.

Host Home Providers

Our Host Providers are special people who open their homes and hearts. They are compassionate and understanding, and all have extensive experience providing care for people with disability, and managing special behaviour and support needs.

Our Host Providers may be single, partnered, married, same sex couples, have young children or teenagers at home, or no children at all. They are younger and older, may own their own home or rent. We value diversity and welcome people from any cultural background.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our clients, so all our Host Homes undergo thorough risk assessments which are updated annually.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Provider, please apply here we’d love to hear from you.