Commonwealth home support program
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is available to persons who are Frail, older people (aged 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who need assistance with daily tasks to remain living independently at home and in the community.
A person is eligible to receive services if they have moderate to severe disabilities or are at risk of premature entry into a residential care facility. Eligibility for services is based on the individual’s need for assistance with everyday tasks.
To get support at home, you will need a home support assessment, conducted by the Regional Assessment ServiceRAS, by Contacting My Aged Care.
As well as helping you, the Commonwealth Home Support Program can help your carer. If your carer needs to attend to everyday activities, the Commonwealth Home Support Program can arrange for someone to help you while they are away.