The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides small amounts of entry-level support to assist older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to remain living at home and in their community.
At The Benevolent Society, CHSP funds domestic assistance, transport, meals, personal care, social support, nursing and allied health across specific funded areas.
CHSP services may be short-term, intermittent or ongoing. The program places a strong focus on activities that support independence and social connectedness and take into account each person’s individual goals and choices.
CHSP is not designed for older people with more intensive or complex care needs.Clients who need ongoing high intensity care are outside the scope of this program. People with higher needs can receive appropriate support through other aged care programs, such as the Home Care Package (HCP) program or residential aged care.
Applying through My Aged Care
When you are ready to apply for CHSP funding through My Aged Care, click here.