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What is CHSP?

Commonwealth Home Support Programme. The CHSP is an entry-level home support program that helps older people to live independently in their homes and communities. It also provides respite services to give carers a break.

The program aims to:

Help people live as independently as possible

Focus on working with them, rather than doing things for them

Give a small amount of help to a large number of people.

How DAISI helps?

DAISI is funded by the Federal Government Health Department to provide Sector Support Development (SSD) to CHSP Providers within the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.  We do this through engagement with other services and providers at communities of practice, interagency gatherings, online forums and individual one to one support.  The support of the sector is informed by the community and consumers of aged care services.

DAISI’s role in Sector Support and Development is to provide support and advice to the sector on Aged Care Reforms and assist Home Care Service Providers to transition to Consumer Directed Care that is responsive to the consumer needs, including clients with diverse needs.

Wellness and

reablement initiative

For CHSP provider services to remain eligible for government funding, wellness and reablement services need to be embedded into their organisations.  Providers can join the Department of Health community of practice and find resources to help.

CHSP, Home Care Packages, Short-Term Restorative Care and residential respite programs are being transitioned to the new Support at Home Program.

As an SSD Provider, DAISI provides support and information to enable providers to transition to the payment in arrears and unit pricing within the Support at Home Program.

The Support at Home Program Overview provides information on the proposed design for the new Support at Home Program, which will start in July 2023.


Council of the Ageing – COTA – for older Australians  $

Older Persons Advocacy Network – OPAN  $

My Aged Care Commonwealth Home Support Programme   $

Services Australia Age Pension   $