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The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides access to entry-level support services to help you live independently in your own home. It is designed to provide a small amount of services to people who need just a little assistance to maintain independence and keep participating in the community.

This program is for people 65 years of age and over or 50 years of age and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The CHSP is funded by the Australian Government. Scroll down the page to see the range of services we can provide with this funding.

If your needs are greater or you require additional services not covered by CHSP, you can apply for a Home Care Package.

Eligibility and referral

To obtain services a referral must be made to My Aged Care. When your assessment is complete and your funding is approved, you can request Community Based Support as your provider of choice.

Contact My Aged Care to register and arrange a referral for assessment.

Help is at hand with the CBS Client Services team

CBS has a dedicated Client Services team who are here to guide you through the process and ensure you get the right services for the right price.

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Our Services

CBS offers a wide range of services both in your home and out in the community to support you or your loved one to maintain independence and make social connections.

We know how important it is for you to stay in the place you are familiar with and to keep connected with your family and friends so our services are focussed on this.

The right amount of support for your specific needs, can go a long way.

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  • Domestic assistance

    Domestic assistance, providing help with your household chores including cleaning and cooking.

  • Personal care

    Personal care includes assistance with showering, bathing and dressing; personal grooming such as hair styling or having a shave; applying topical creams and taking your medications among many other aspects of help.

  • Social support

    Social Support can aid you to access and stay connected in your community – visit the library, church or cinema, go shopping or attend a class to support fitness and agility – the choices are endless!

  • In-home respite

    Providing a break for carers. We know carers can find it difficult to balance looking after themselves as well as those they care for – this is where we can help by providing a break.

  • Social hubs

    A fun way for people to keep in touch with friends in a safe and supportive environment. Activities are run at the hub location and there is also a scheduled program of activities out and about in the community.

  • Annual spring cleaning and garden maintenance

    For help with the bigger house cleaning jobs like windows, cleaning out gutters, cleaning out the oven and fridge or out in the garden with jobs like mowing the lawn, trimming trees and hedges, weeding etc. 

  • Home maintenance and modifications

    For basic things like changing tap washers, changing light globes and other minor household repairs all the way up to making it easier for you to access in and around your home by building ramps, putting rails in place and modifying bathrooms.

  • Personal and home safety

    CBS are able to provide you with a range of solutions that increase the level of safety for people living independently in their own homes. This can include devices such as personal medical alarms, fall detectors, help buttons, smoke, gas and flood detectors and key safes

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