Community Home Support Program

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As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.

CHSP works with you to maintain your independence rather than doing things for you.

Council runs a CHSP service in both Bingara and Warialda and our staff co-ordinate a range of activities and services including:

  • Transport Bookings
  • Aged Care Assessment Team referrals
  • Vital Call
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs transport claims
  • Social Functions
  • Social Support

Is it for me?

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age. 

If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.

To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:

  • 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

You can check your eligibility and apply online for a face-to-face assessment to find out what services you could receive based on your needs. For more information contact:

Bingara CHSP
Jan Kane or Judy Northcott
38 Maitland Street
BINGARA NSW 2404
(02) 6724 1948

Warialda CHSP
Maree Dawson
36 Hope Street
WARIALDA NSW 2402
(02) 6729 3046