Latest CHSP News

Page last updated: 24 December 2018

News on CHSP matters including changes to the program, policies, funding announcements or related updates.

CHSP Innovation Funding

The department is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from organisations for proposals seeking to trial or use innovative approaches for the delivery of Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services. 

CHSP Funding Extension

Commonwealth Home Support Programme funding arrangements have now been extended until 30 June 2020.

Growth Funding 2018

The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, announced $50 million per year in growth funding over 2 years would be offered to existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers from 2018-19.

Western Australian HACC transition

Western Australian HACC services for older people will transition to the Commonwealth from 1 July 2018, with WA continuing to fund HACC services for people aged under 65 years, or under 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Review of wellness and reablement in the home care sector

The department is conducting a national review of wellness and reablement approaches within the home care sector.  

CHSP Client Contribution Framework

In 2015, the department released a Client Contribution Framework and National Guide to the CHSP Client Contribution Framework. These documents are available for providers to refer to when setting and implementing a client contribution policy within their organisation.