Commonwealth Home Support Program
The Commonwealth Home Support Program is an entry-level home support program for older people who need some help to stay at home. The program aims to help people live as independently as possible in their homes and communities. This program also supports carers by providing planned respite services for CHSP recipients. This allows carers to take a break from their caring duties.
Eligibility for the program is based on support needs and age. A person may be eligible for CHSP services if they are:
- Aged 65 years or over (or 50 year or older if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and
- In need of low – level assistance to live independently.
FamilyCare’s Commonwealth Home Support Program is able to provide the following services:
- Domestic Assistance
- Personal Care
- Centre Based Respite
- Flexible Respite.
Referrals are made through My Aged Care (MAC).
Support provided is subsidised by the Government, with a small personal contribution from the recipient of service.
For more information, contact Carer Support Services on 58 237081.
This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.