Commonwealth Home Support Programme
Do you want to continue living at home but need extra support to look after yourself and do the things you enjoy?
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides basic home support services to seniors across Australia.
With CHSP, the focus is on keeping you independent and safe in your own home by providing hassle-free support in the areas you need it. Many of our clients rely on us for help with things like looking after themselves, cleaning, preparing meals or getting to social activities.
We have your individual care needs covered now and as they change.
Looking after your wellbeing is at the heart of what we do, which is why we deliver personalised care that suits your needs. Whether it’s help with showering, meal preparation or community activities, we’ll have you looking and feeling great.
We deliver hospital-level health care in your home or community and have been looking after South Australians for over 120 years – so you can trust our specialist health teams to make sure you’re safe and your best.
We know everyone’s home is different and we can help you keep it just the way you like. We can take care cleaning and other household tasks to give you more time and energy for the things you love.
Your support network
If you have someone caring for you, we can help arrange respite care whether it’s a few hours each week, or for a planned break.
If your needs have changed and you need a bit more help or have more complex needs, a Home Care Package might be more suitable. We can help you understand which might be best for you – just give us a call on 1300 761 577.
Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for CHSP or other services if you’re over 65 years of age or over 50 years if you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and you:
- need assistance to complete everyday activities
- have special needs
- have an illness
- have dementia
- need short-term support to help regain your health and independence.
Find out more about How to apply for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Subsidised services are also available for Adults from 18 years of age to under 65 years through the Adults with Chronic Conditions Program.
See Support for adults with chronic conditions for more information.