The Commonwealth Home Support Programme, often called CHSP for short, is a funded aged care program that supports people over the age of 65 years (or 50 years if you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person) who are living in their own homes.
CHSP services are designed to provide light support and is suited to people who can mostly manage on their own and are independent, but may need assistance with some tasks, or short-term help. It is often considered to be the step before a Home Care Package.
Whiddon offers a number of services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. These services include:
CHSP is a different type of Community Care program to a Home Care Package and it is often described as an entry to the Home Care Packages program.
Under the CHSP, you are able to access specific services, such as Domestic Assistance, Social Groups or Personal Care. This is different to Home Care Packages where you have a budget allocated to spend on the services that you choose. Because the organisation that you access your CHSP services through may only provide a few service types, you can have services delivered by more than one organisation.
To access CHSP services you will need to be assessed by a Regional Assessment Team. You can arrange this through My Aged Care, we’re also here to help so please let us know if you need assistance in arranging this.
If you have been assessed for CHSP and live in South West Sydney, Northern Sydney, Narrabri, Tamworth or surrounding areas, please talk to us about accessing CHSP services with Whiddon.
The services that you receive through the CHSP are heavily subsidised by the Government, so your cost is much lower than, for example, private aged care services. Your contribution to the services are based on an hourly amount and depend on a number of factors. Please contact our team to understand what these costs might be for you.
CHSP funding is managed a bit differently to other aged care services, so the options each organisation can provider is based on a number of different things, including what they have applied and been approved to provider.
An aged care provider may be able to provide a range of the services, or just one or two types of services. What they can provide depends on what they have funding to offer.
The service time will depend on your individual needs and the services that you are requesting.
Service time will vary between each person, depending on your goals and funding available. These could be from 1 hour to 6 hours of service.
Yes you can receive all services on the same day. This is all dependent on your NDIS Plan and the available funds available to support your goals.