Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

TasCOSS receives funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health to provide support to Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) providers in Tasmania to build their organisational capacity.

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

The CHSP provides small amounts of entry-level support to assist older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to remain living at home and in their community. The CHSP funds domestic assistance, transport, meals, personal care, home maintenance, social support, nursing and allied health. The CHSP also supports care relationships through planned respite services for older people. These respite services allow carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities.

The aged care sector is undergoing a reform process and through TasCOSS’s sector support and development initiatives, we are supporting CHSP service providers through these reforms, in preparation for a new in-home aged care system.

This support involves:

  • Developing and disseminating information about reforms and the new in home aged care system.
  • Supporting sector-specific Communities of Practice.
  • Providing training, workshops and other activities to support CHSP providers to build their capacity, including in:
    • Wellness and reablement;
    • Diversity and inclusion; and
    • Business transformation.

If you would like more information or to enquire about support for your CHSP organisation, please contact us.