The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is an entry level aged care service.

CHSP provides basic aged care funding that can help you live confidently and independently at home. You may be eligible for CHSP if you’re 65 years or over, or 50 years or over if you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and you:

  • need help to complete everyday activities
  • have special needs, an illness or dementia
  • need short term support to help you regain your health and independence.

Our services range from helping you get back on your feet, improving your strength and mobility, support with showering, cleaning, or getting out and about.

Services you can receive through CHSP

  • Social support and companionship
  • Transport
  • Respite support
  • Allied health services
  • Personal care
  • Meals & food preparation
  • Nursing care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Home & garden maintenance

Silverchain provides the full range of CHSP services to support you now and as your needs change.

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Domestic Assitance 

Help at home to keep it clean and comfortable.

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Home & Garden Maintenance

Support to maintain your home and garden, keeping it safe and tidy. 

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Meals & Food Preparation

Help with grocery shopping, preparing meals, and making sure you eat well.

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Respite Support

Care for family members and carers, so they can rest and recharge.

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Social Support & Companionship

Support to keep you socially active, connected, and independent.

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Support to travel to your appointments, the local shops, or other places of interest.

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Refer to us

To recieve government funded aged care, please contact My Aged Care through their online form, calling 1800 200 422. Alternatively your GP can make an e-referral.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services


Services are available in Perth and some regional areas of Western Australia (WA), Adelaide South Australia (SA), and greater Melbourne, Grampians, Golden Plains and Moorabool in Victoria (VIC).

Availability varies by capacity and location. Contact us to see what is available in your area. 

Private care

Services are also available for a fee for service (private funding) in WA, SA, and QLD. We also provide private services in greater Melbourne, and some parts of regional Victoria through Silverchain Private Care.


Our services are suitable for people who may need a little support with everyday tasks due to age, impaired mobility, illness, or disability. 

If you are 65 years and over or are of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander decent and are over 50 years, you may be eligible for Government Aged Care Funding for these services.

If you have been assessed and received Aged Care Funding like the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), a Home Care Package (HCP), Short Term Restorative Care (STRC), contact us to arrange the services you need. 


To access funding for our aged care services, talk to your health professional or contact My Aged Care and ask for an assessment.

If you have government aged care funding, you can use this to pay for all, or the majority of the services you need. 

You may be required by the government to pay a Co-Contribution Fee towards the services you receive based on your financial circumstances. 

We can help you access your funding and manage any payments you have, so contact us today.

Find out more about our costs and contributions.

See our WA Private Services Price List for more details.

For Silverchain Private Care, visit our Fees and Charges page and contact us for more details.

Please contact us to obtain a quote for private services in SA and QLD.

News feature

To help June maintain her independence, she receives a Level 4 Home Care Package from RDNS Silverchain which includes Personal Care and Social Support services.