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commonwealth home support programme

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for an aged care system that will stand the test of time.

On 1 July 2015, the new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) began. The CHSP is one of the changes being made to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.

The CHSP will be the entry level of Australia’s aged care system for older people who need assistance with daily living to remain living independently at home. Carers of these clients will also benefit from services provided through CHSP.

Older people and carers seeking assistance will benefit from an identifiable entry point through My Aged Care, and a standardised national assessment process delivered through the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Services.

More information on the development of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme is available on the Department of Social Services website, including frequently asked questions and an information sheet for older people, their families and carers.

For further information, please contact Tanya Christy at Golden City Support Services:

Phone: (03) 5434 2777
Email: chsp@gcss.org.au

Commonwealth Home Support Programme FAQs (255kb)

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