As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home.
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.
CHSP works with you to maintain your independence rather than doing things for you.
Council runs a CHSP service in Bingara and our staff co-ordinate a range of activities and services including:
Aged Care Assessment Team referrals
Meals on Wheels
Department of Veteran’s Affairs transport claims
Is it for me?
Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age.
If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.
To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:
65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.
You can check your eligibility and apply online for a face-to-face assessment to find out what services you could receive based on your needs.