CHSP Funding Extension
As announced on 9 May 2017 as part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the Australian Government has agreed to extend funding arrangements for the CHSP.
Funding arrangements have now been extended for an additional two years to 30 June 2020.
This extension provides certainty of funding for CHSP service providers and they can continue to plan and make business decisions beyond June 2018.
The Department will negotiate new funding conditions with existing CHSP providers that will deliver more choice for consumers, and a greater focus on supporting independence and wellness from 1 July 2018.
The details of the new conditions have not yet been developed by the Department and will be discussed with the sector over the coming months.
Greater focus on wellness and reablement
The changes to conditions will aim to ensure that service delivery is more focused on understanding client strengths and goals, provides increased choice for consumers and a greater focus on pathways and activities to support independence and wellness. There will also be an increased focus on reablement where appropriate.
CHSP funding agreements
The Government will continue to fund and manage CHSP services in line with existing arrangements until new agreements are effective.
Service providers can contact their Grant Agreement Manager’s if they have any questions or concerns.
Please refer to our FAQ’s for more information.