Commonwealth Home Support Programme


The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is the entry level of assistance to people aged 65 and over (over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and their carers who need support to remain living independently at home.

Domestic Assistance

To provide frail, older people with assistance with domestic chores to maintain their capacity to manage everyday activities in a safe, secure and healthy home environment.

Personal Care

To provide frail, older people with support in activities of daily living that help them maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and grooming.

Respite Care

To support and maintain care relationships between carers and clients, though providing good quality respite care for frail, older people so that regular carers can take a break.

Food Services

Delivered meals are provided to eligible persons who have been assessed.

Home Safety Service

To provide Home Maintenance and or modifications services that assist clients to maintain their home in a safe and habitable condition.

Maintenance services provided must be linked to assisting clients to maintain their independence, safety, accessibility and health and wellbeing within the home environment.

Maintenance services can also assist in creating a home environment that facilitates client’s re-ablement goals.

Social Support

To assist frail, older people to participate in community life and feel socially including through structured, group-based activities that develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction.

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Last updated: 01 July 2019