Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes being made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. The CHSP is one consolidated programme providing entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently.

On 1 July 2015, the CHSP commenced. The CHSP consolidated the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program, the Day Therapy Centres Program and the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Program.

The CHSP is one consolidated programme that provides entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. Carers of these clients will also benefit from services provided through the CHSP.

On 1 July 2015, the CHSP commenced. The CHSP is one of the changes being made to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.

The CHSP brings together four programs:

Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program
Planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP)
Day Therapy Centres (DTC) Program
Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program

Internet source reference: /agedcare.health.gov.au 25 November 2016