Commonwealth Home Support Programme
There is a change happening in the aged care and disability sector.
From 1 July 2018, there will be a change to the administration of Home and Community Care (HACC) services.
From this date, HACC funded services for older people (people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over) will be funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
Services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50) remain funded and managed by the WA Department of Health for HACC services and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
CHSP is Australia’s national funding program to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. Western Australia is the last state to be included in CHSP’s coverage.
These changes will not affect the services provided to you by Silver Chain. You will continue to receive the same funding from CHSP and the same services from Silver Chain.
You can read more about CHSP on the Department of Health's Aged Care website.
Need help at home?
Our knowledgeable care team can help you make sense of home care services, how to get started, answer any other questions you may have and refer you for an assessment, so it’s easy for you to make informed decisions.
Contact our friendly team today on (08) 9242 0119 or email CareTeam@silverchain.org.au.
Alternatively, speak to your GP who is also able to refer you for an assessment for services.
Information for referrers
You can continue to refer clients to Silver Chain.
Our Contact Centre staff are ready to support you through the new referral process, which involves using the My Aged Care portal.