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This booklet explains how older people can receive support in their home and daily life through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

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Your guide to CHSP Services

Funded by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides a range of entry-level aged care services for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in
their community. If you are generally able to manage but just need some help with daily tasks to continue living at home, Commonwealth Home Support Programme services may be right for you. These services might also be suitable if you have had a setback and need support for just a short period of time to help you get back on your feet. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme funds a large variety of organisations (called service providers) across Australia to deliver the care and services to you.

The aim of the program is to help older people live as independently as possible — with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about building on your strengths and abilities to help you remain living independently and safely at home.

The program is for people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people). The program also includes support services for prematurely aged people on a low income who are 50 years or over (45 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Resource: Australian Government - My aged care

Download: pdfYour guide to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services