A Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is available for seniors who need simple support.

Funded by the Australian Government, CHSP services can help you live a more independent life at home.

Our CHSP services include:

We can lend a hand with the essentials at home, including sweeping, mopping, ironing, dusting, vacuuming and more.

Your support worker can keep your bathroom and kitchen spick and span, and can also keep on top of the laundry.

Got a green thumb? So do we!

Our gardening service includes mowing, mulching, pruning, planting, weeding and more.

We want you to keep doing what you love. We can raise your garden beds or install eco-friendly systems to keep you connected to nature.

If you want to bake your grandkid’s favourite cookies or make your famous lasagne, just tell us what we can do.

Our meal preparation service includes chopping, grating, roasting, sautéing – you name it. We can even help prepare your weekly menu or arrange meal deliveries.

You can tick off your to-do list a whole lot quicker.

Your support worker can help do the shopping, whether that’s for everyday groceries or birthday and Christmas presents. We’ll help you come up with ideas and can lend a hand when it comes to wrapping.

Your support worker can accompany you to appointments and social events with their own transport.

We can arrange to drop you off or pick you up from somewhere, including the hospital.

Feeling and looking your best will never go out of style.

Your support worker can be on stand-by if you need extra support. Our personal services include hair care and shaving, make-up and beauty, getting dressed, oral health, continence management and showering.

If you want to get more involved with the community, you can.

We can arrange day trips and activities for a nice change of scenery. You could take up a new course, play a game of chess or simply visit the library.

Whatever it is you want to do, we can do it with you.

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Am I eligible for CHSP services?

If you’re over 65, or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 50, you could be eligible for government-subsidised home care.

The first thing you need to do is to arrange an assessment. But don’t worry – it’s not as daunting as it sounds! Click here and we’ll help you get started.

If you’ll be self-funding your services or are waiting for your funding, click here to learn about private services.

What if I need more support?

You’ll be funded by CHSP if you haven’t been assessed as needing a Home Care Package yet.

But don’t worry – you can always get reassessed if your needs change.

In the meantime, we can provide top-up services if your funding won’t cover the services you want.

Our other available services include:

  • Dog Walks
  • Creative Sessions
  • Home Modification
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry 
  • and much more!

What does CHSP cost?

If approved for CHSP, much of the cost will be covered by your funding.

You’ll only be asked to contribute an hourly fee for the services you receive, which is generally $8 an hour.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you might be able to have this waived.