The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) aims to provide basic maintenance and support services for frail older people, younger people with disabilities and the carers of both of these groups, so they can be independent and live at home for as long as possible.

What do CHSP/CCSP services provide?

CHSP/CCSP Services provide such things as:

  • Meals
  • Home Help
  • Home Maintenance and Modification
  • Garden Care
  • Transport
  • Allied Health Care
  • Respite Care
  • Support Services

Who can use CHSP/CCSP services?

The following people are eligible to receive CHSP/CCSP services:

  • Older and frail persons with moderate, severe or profound disabilities.
  • Younger persons with moderate, severe or profound disabilities.
  • Such other classes of persons as are agreed upon by the Commonwealth and the State Minister.
  • The carers of these people.

The CHSP/CCSP programs also aim to address the unique requirements of special needs groups within the target population, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI).
  • People from culturally diverse backgrounds (CALD).
  • People living with dementia.
  • People experiencing geographical isolation.
  • People experiencing financial disadvantage.

Access to a CHSP/CCSP services is based on relative need - one person's assessed needs compared with the needs of other people applying for that service, so that limited resources are allocated to those with the greatest need for support to enable them to stay in their homes.

The Inner West Sector Support and Development and Training Project.

The Inner West Sector Support Development and Training Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Supported by the Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Family and Community Services, under the auspices of Burwood Council to employ a Sector Support Development Officer.

The Sector Support Development and Training Officer provides a range of support, resource and information services to CHSP/CCSP funded service providers, including: information and advice about government policy; planning; representing the local network on relevant committees; producing brochures and other materials for and about services.