Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides entry-level services for older Australians. We want to help you stay independent in your own home for as long as possible!

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a Commonwealth Government funded initiative to support people aged over 65 years or older (50 years of older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), or younger age if you are on a low-income and homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

Most people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible; the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides entry-level support for older people that helps people to live independently in their own homes and community. CHSP can also provide respite support to provide carers with a break from their caring duties.  

When people reach out for support, quite often this is due to a change in circumstances. CHSP and Astley Care work with the Wellness and Reablement approach; the Wellness and Reablement work with you, your goals, aspirations and identified needs to help you adapt to your changed circumstances. Astley Care helps you by supporting you with things you can no longer do, helping you do things differently and where possible supporting you to return to your previous level of independence.

Before you can access government-subsidised aged care services for the first time, you need to apply for an Assessment via the My Aged Care website or telephone 1800 422 022

For more information on Astley Care’s Home & Community Care services, please check out these links for CHSP Services or Support for Carers, or call us on 6500 8200.


Funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments through the CHSP Program