Commonwealth Home Support Programme

If you are managing well at home but need a helping hand with some tasks, this could be the right option for you.
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An extra helping hand when you need it

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a government-funded service that provides low level support for everyday life.

LiveBetter's CHSP services are designed to put you at the centre. We don't just assume what you need. Instead, we work with you to ensure you are well-supported in your home, so you can live independently for as long as possible.

Low level supports at home

Keeping you safe and supported at home

From housework to meal preparation, we'll provide you with domestic assistance to help you maintain your independence.

Services that make a difference in your life

We focus on how our service helps you achieve quality of life, whatever that may look like for you.

Connecting you to your local community

Recreational outings, exercise classes and check-in calls are just some of the ways we can keep you socially connected.

Services built around your needs and goals

No two people are the same, so we tailor our CHSP services to address each person's individual needs and goals.

Experienced and passionate staff

Our home care workers listen to your needs, make an effort to get to know you, and take pride in providing high quality care.

Services that are affordable

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme is subsidised by the government, making it an affordable way to receive help.

Contact us to see how LiveBetter can help

1800 580 580

Who is the Commonwealth Home Support Programme suited to?

This service could be right for you if:

  • you only need a small amount of support to maintain your independence at home
  • you are on a low Home Care Package level, waiting for approval for a higher level, and need some services to tie you over while you wait
  • you are on the waiting list for a Home Care Package and need an interim service until a package is allocated to you

CHSP eligibility depends on your support needs. You can find out if you are eligible by applying for an assessment with My Aged Care. If you need some help, our Getting Started page is a good place to start.

How much are Commonwealth Home Support Programme fees?

Government funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme is paid directly to CHSP providers. Those providers then use that CHSP funding to provide their services to you at a lower cost.

You are expected to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To see LiveBetter’s fees for Commonwealth Home Care Programme services, visit our Home Care Services Pricing page.

What if I can’t afford a contribution?

If you can’t afford to contribute towards your care, you won’t miss out on the help you need. Providers have policies to protect those least able to contribute.

Please contact us if you are experiencing financial difficulties.

What if my needs increase while I’m on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme?

Although the CHSP is an ongoing service, it does not increase support as your needs increase. If you’re finding that you need more help than what your CHSP services can provide, you may need to be reassessed for other aged care services. Feel free to give us a call if you’d like to chat to an aged care expert about this.

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