Commonwealth Home Support Programme webinar

Page last updated: 24 July 2015

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Dear Aged Care Stakeholder

On 1 July 2015, the transition to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) began. 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 Program;
  • Planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program;
  • Day Therapy Centres (DTC) Program; and
  • Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Program.

The CHSP benefits frail older people and carers through:

  • a streamlined access to entry-level support services;
  • a standardised national assessment process and entry point through My Aged Care;
  • increased focus on restorative approach including wellness and reablement;
  • promoting equity and sustainability through a national fees policy; and
  • reducing red-tape for service providers through more streamlined funding arrangements.

You are invited to attend a live webinar on the implementation of the CHSP. This webinar will provide an update on the CHSP moving forward, and will be presented by staff from the Department of Social Services (DSS).

You will have the opportunity to watch and listen live and to ask questions. Details of the webinar are below.

Webinar Date and Time Description Link
Commonwealth Home Support Program 6 August 2015, 2pm – 3pm AEST The CHSP webinar will cover key policy and implementation aspects of the new programme, including:
  • General update on key events
  • Information on new CHSP agreements
  • Next steps
A link to the CHSP webinar landing page will be made available shortly.


You are not required to formally RSVP for the live webinars and there is no limit to the number of participants. Please see the instructions attached or on the DSS website to assist with logging in.

Additional information

Please keep an eye on the DSS website for details of upcoming webinars.

If you have any questions about the webinars, please email or call 1300 653 227.


The Department of Social Services