Home support services for senior Australians

The Australian Government is helping strengthen the delivery of entry-level aged care services with a $112.1 million allocation via the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

 

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, said the latest allocation will provide better access to a range of high demand care services, including meals, transport, social support, respite, gardening and cleaning for older Australians, their families and carers.

 

“This targeted investment will support communities identified as being most in need, including where there are aged care service gaps and high demand,” Mr Colbeck said.

 

Funding will be made available over two years to 141 successful applicants who applied through the CHSP Targeted Growth Funding Round 2020-21 and 2021-22.

 

The allocation is on top of the $17.7 billion announced in the recent Budget to support reforms of aged care to deliver services to senior Australians, Mr Colbeck said.

 

Service providers are required to be as responsive as possible to requests from senior Australians and their carers for short-term or ongoing CHSP services.

 

To access services, senior Australians, their family or carer can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and arrange a formal assessment of their care needs.

 

12 June 2021.