About the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
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. CHSP funding will be around $1.6 billion in 2015–16, which will continue to grow over the coming years, resulting in more services for more people
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
The Commonwealth Home Support Client Contribution Framework (the framework) and the National Guide to the CHSP Client Contribution Framework (the guide) have been finalised. The department has used industry and sector feedback to develop the Framework.
The CHSP benefits frail older people and carers through:
- 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
- reducing red-tape for service providers through more streamlined funding arrangements.
If you are a provider with questions you should direct them to your local Grant Agreement Manager.
NSW & ACT NSWACT.CHSP@health.gov.au
South Australia SA.CHSP@health.gov.au
Western Australia CHSPWA@health.gov.au
Northern Territory firstname.lastname@example.org