Commonwealth Home Support

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The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides entry-level support services to assist older people to live independently at home and in the community. – Darlene Motum

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The focus is more about working with you, rather than doing things for you, and helping you to remain independent and safe at home.


You may be eligible for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme if you are:
• 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, or 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness
• still living at home
• in need of help at home to continue to live independently

Some of the services you may access through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Domestic assistance:
household jobs like cleaning, laundry

Personal care:
help with bathing, showering or getting dressed

Home maintenance:
minor general repairs and care of your house or garden, for example, changing light bulbs or replacing tap washers

Home modification:
minor installation of safety aids such as alarms, ramps and support rails in your home

Nursing care:
a qualified nurse to dress a wound or provide continence advice in your home

Social support:
social activities in a community-based group setting

help getting you out and about for shopping or appointments

View our Commonwealth Home Support (CHSP) Client Contribution Policy CHSP Policy