As part of broader changes to aged care that will offer frail, older people and their carers more choice, easier access and better care, the Australian Government launched the Commonwealth Home Support Programme on 1 July 2015. Australian Government Department of Health website (updates 27th January 2016).
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes being made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.
The CHSP is one consolidated programme that provides entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. Carers of these clients will also benefit from services provided through the CHSP. CHSP funding will be around $1.6 billion in 2015–16, which will continue to grow over the coming years, resulting in more services for more people. Australian Government Department of Health website (updated 9th August 2016).
Useful Documents/Fact Sheets and Websites: please note the most recent information is directly below this line.
MyAgedCare-brochure-general – yes it is PDF, there is no word version but you can type into the red text box on the last page and then ‘save as’
Regional Development Coordinator – Grampians Region
Sector Support and Development Team
Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home and Community Care Program for Younger People
Phone: 5338 9134 Email: RobynS@bchc.org.au
This website acknowledges the collaborative relationship between the three Primary Care Partnerships and will provide a range of useful links to CHSP and HACC PYP along with showcasing regional activities and shared tools and strategies developed by the Grampians Region service providers.
We would appreciate your feedback as to the value of this website to you and your organisation. Please, also let us know of any faults or errors on the website to ensure that we keep both up to date and fully operational. Please send any feedback or proposed material to: Kellie McMaster at Wimmera, Agency Liaison Officer at Wimmera PCP (contact: KellieM@grampians communityhealth.org.au; Phone: 5362 1222 or 0459 122 538) or contact the CHSP/HACC PYP Project Consultant on 0418 309 849.
Page updated 10th June 2018