Commonwealth Home Support Program

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides basic support services for eligible people and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home. This support is designed to assist people with the greatest need and aims to maximise their independence.
 
This is achieved through the delivery of high quality, entry level support services that take into account each individual persons goals, preferences and choices, with a strong emphasis on wellness and re-ablement.
 
This support is underpinned by a wellness approach. A wellness approach involves the assessment, planning and delivery of supports that build on the strengths, capacity and goals of individuals. It encourages actions that promote a level of independence in daily living tasks and avoids doing for when a doing with approach can assist individuals to undertake a task or activity themselves to increase satisfaction with any gains made.
 
In recognition of the vital role that carers play, the CHSP also supports care relationships through providing planned respite care services for frail, older people which allows regular carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities.
CHSP Services provided by the EGCC
CHSP Services provided by the EGCC include:

Domestic Assistance
Domestic Assistance is the assistance with everyday household tasks.
This may include:
  • Assistance with vacuuming and mopping
  • Assistance with cleaning the bathroom and toilet
  • Assistance with bed making
  • Shopping on your behalf
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is the delivery of meals to clients in their home. Meals are delivered cold under temperature control by EGCC staff and Volunteers. The EGCC prepares and delivers meals from Monday to Friday and frozen meals are available for weekends and public holidays if required.
 
Meal Preparation
Meal Preparation is the assistance with preparing and cooking meals in your own home.
This may include:
  • Assistance with food preparation
  • Assistance with food and cooking
  • Assistance with using kitchen appliances
  • Assistance with food safety and storage
Personal Care
Personal Care is the assistance with tasks of daily living and self-care.
This may include:
  • Assistance with showering
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Assistance with dressing and grooming 
Social Support (Individual)
Social Support (Individual) is the individual support from an EGCC Support Worker with daily social activities.
This may include:
  • Social pop-ins from an EGCC Support Worker in your own home
  • Assistance with grocery shopping and running other errands
  • Maintain community connections 
Social Support (Group)
The Social Support Group is the attendance and participation in organised group activities through the EGCC’s Social Club Program. The Social Club Program is planned on a monthly basis and includes a variety of social activities including outings and centre based activities that encourage social connections and interactions.
 
Transport
The Transport service assists with transporting clients to their desired location within the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Each transport service is scheduled for 15 minutes per one way and will take clients directly where they need to be. The EGCC Support Worker will leave the client to run their errands independently and return at a pre-scheduled time to provide transport home if required.
How to access CHSP Services
My Aged Care is the entry point to access aged care services and can provide you with information about:
  • The different types of aged care services available
  • Your eligibility for aged care services
  • Referrals to service providers that can meet your needs
  • Your contribution to the cost of your aged care services

My Aged Care may arrange for a trained assessor to come to your home and with your consent they will assess your care needs and eligibility for services. They will then work with you to develop a support plan which addresses your needs, goals and preferences.
Contacting My Aged Care
To contact My Aged Care phone 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au for more information.