Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

Supporting older people to get the most out of life

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Programme?

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a government subsidised programme that supports older people who are still managing well at home but need an extra helping hand with everyday tasks that require low-level support.

What are the services available?

The range of care and services available under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme includes:

Personal Care

Assistance with daily self-care tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming and taking medication.

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Domestic Assistance

Help with domestic tasks such as general house cleaning, unaccompanied shopping and linen services.

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Cottage Respite

Overnight or weekend care delivered in a cottage-style respite care home or community setting.

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Centre-Based Respite

Regular day care in a centre-based setting with plenty of opportunities to socialise and engage in meaningful activities.

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Flexible Respite

Regular day or overnight care delivered in the home or in the community so that the carer can take some time out.

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Assistance with Care and Housing

Coordination of care and support services to help older people who are in insecure housing, find and maintain permanent accommodation.

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Social Support

Assists those who are older or frail aged to participate in community life and expand their social skills through social groups or home visits.

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Allied Health and Therapy

Provides services that restore, improve or maintain health, wellbeing and independence in older people who are frail aged.

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Dementia Advisory Service

A specialised support service that promotes awareness of dementia, and provides support to clients and carers seeking advice about memory loss and other possible dementia symptoms.

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How can I access these CHSP services?

CHSP is accessed through My Aged Care, the access and information hub for all Australian Government Aged Care Services.

The HammondCare team is here to help guide you step by step on how to access the CHSP services, just call us on 1800 826 166.

In addition to CHSP, HammondCare also provides Home Care Packages. Learn more.

Contact us

If you would like more information about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, including how to access a service, please give us a call on 1800 826 166 or make an enquiry using the contact form below.

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