Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
The CHSP program aims to deliver the following in accordance with the objectives of the CHSP:
- Provide high quality support services at low intensive on a short-term or on-going basis; or higher intensity services delivered on a short-term or episodic basis to eligible frail older people (65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to maximise their independence at home and in the community.
- Support frail older people or prematurely aged people (50 years and over or 45 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who are on a low income and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through linking to appropriate and sustainable housing, community care and other support services.
- Support frail older people through the delivery of planned respite activities which allow carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities
- Support the development of the home support aged care service system that meets the aims of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and broader aged care system.