A little extra support to stay at home

If you want to continue living in your own home but need a little extra support to look after yourself, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) may be suitable for you.

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry level support services to live independently and safely at home. This type of government funding lets you choose from a set menu of services that help you with daily or weekly tasks such as household cleaning, preparing meals, garden upkeep, personal care or getting to your appointments. You only pay for the services you use and you can dip in and out of the program as you need support.

Services that keep me well and independent

Meals and other food services Pre-made meals and help with food preparation
Personal care Help with showering, self-care, hygiene and grooming

Services that keep me safe in my home

Domestic assistance Help with basic chores around the house

Services that keep me connected with my community

Transport Community transport or vouchers to attend appointments or activities
Social support Contact and company with others e.g. social groups

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age.

To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:

  • 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

How much will it cost?

If you are eligible, you’re expected to contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to. The cost depends on the type of support. Simple services like house cleaning and meals might cost a few dollars.

To see a full list of our prices, please click here (insert price list).   To read more about how CHSP service costs work, please refer to the My Aged Care Commonwealth Home Support Program Costs link.

How to arrange services?

Step 1 – Contact us on 02 40199700 and our friendly team can help get you started

Step 2 – Register with My Aged Care for eligibility and assessment 1800 200 422

My Aged Care – Apply Online

Step 3 – Receive a My Aged Care letter that confirms your approved services

Step 4 – Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your approved services.