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Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

If you want a little support to stay active, social and doing the things you love, we can help.

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is a Government-subsidised program for over 65s who just need a little bit of extra support to stay at home. The program provides subsidised home and community care services which are delivered by service providers like Feros Care.

With CHSP, the focus is on working with you, rather than taking over and doing it all for you. It’s about building on what you can do, to help you stay in your home – independent, happy, healthy and safe.

The CHSP is designed to deliver low-level support. As your needs become more complex or intensive and you start to require case management assistance, you may be referred for a Home Care Package (HCP). Feros Care can help you apply for a HCP and then coordinate and manage the home and community services that meet your needs on your behalf.

What CHSP services can Feros Care help you with?

The CHSP offers seniors a range of home and community care services. Feros Care can support you with a wide range of CHSP services, from the boring stuff like cleaning to the fun stuff like exercising to music you’ll love. We’d be delighted to help keep you happy and healthy at home.

We offer everything from personal care to physio, medication and transport – if you need it, chances are we can make it happen. We can even organise social trips where you can catch up with friends over a round of mini golf, Zumba or high tea. We do it your way, on your terms. Our CHSP services provide all the help you need, without the hassle.

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funding if you are:

  • having trouble doing everyday activities without help, and
  • need support to live independently in the community

and are:

  • Aged 65 years or older
  • Aged 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Aged 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.

To find out if you’re eligible for the Commonwealth Home Support Program or to understand if CHSP is the best funding for you call 1300 090 256 (freecall).

Looking for lower level care support? Get in touch

We can answer all your questions and advise the best funding for you.
Call us on the number below or fill in our callback form and we’ll call you back.

1300 090 256   or    Request a callback

Hours: 8am – 6pm (AEST) Monday – Friday

Our home and community care services

Alongside the usual home care services you’d expect, like cooking and cleaning, we have an ever-increasing number of community care services you might not.


House Cleaning
Keep your home looking spick and span. We can help with cleaning, laundry, changing linen and ironing.
Yard - Lawn Mowing
We can mow the lawn and do a spot of weeding for you. Perhaps the veggie patch needs maintenance or there are new plants to be potted. We’re here to help.
Let us do your shopping for you. Make out a list, point us in the direction of your favourite shops and we’ll be back with bags in hand before you know it.
Home modifications
Changes to your home to improve safety and access e.g. ramps and rails.
Smart Home Technology
Turn your home into a Smart Home with emerging technologies that suit your lifestyle. We collaborate with you to make your life more comfortable, enhancing your quality of life.


Personal Care
Help with showering, dressing, personal hygiene and hair and beauty routines. Look and feel your best with our help.
We will come to you to help with feet and nail care – from cracked heels to calluses, or toenails that need attention. Can also recommend orthotics and footwear.
Nursing care is available when you come home from hospital or need ongoing help with a chronic disease. Home visits or links via technology provide updates and advice.
Relax and de-stress with a massage to help you feel better and brighter. This can help with pain management, relaxation and sleeping.
Occupational Therapy
An OT can suggest home modifications, equipment and tools to help you stay safe and independent. From grab rails to sensor technology, we’ve got you’ve covered.
A physiotherapist will provide support as you recover from an injury or illness. Regain your strength and mobility, access suitable aids and manage pain.
Our dietitian can help you make healthy eating choices and demystify nutritional jargon. Make small changes to your diet for big changes to your health.
Exercise Physiology
An exercise physiologist will provide exercises to increase fitness and vitality. Regain strength and mobility, join fun-filled group programs and learn to manage pain.


Technology Training
Technology TrainingFace-to-face technology training for seniors to build digital capacity and confidence in technology. Our flexible training sessions are delivered based on your own pace, goals, and learning style.
Client Training
Whether you need to get to a doctor’s appointment, a pharmacy, the bank, or even lunch with friends, we will get you where you need to go on time.
Social Outings
Stay active, connect with your community and socialise with new and old friends. We can assist with transport so you don’t miss out on living life to the full.
Virtual Social Centre
Follow your passion, learn new skills, and meet wonderful people just like yourself in our vibrant online community.
Day Respite
Arrange for your loved one to stay at a day respite centre and take some ‘you’ time to recharge and refresh. We can provide transport to and from.

Let’s get started

To find out more about the Commonwealth Home Support Program and the CHSP services Feros Care can support you with, or to get started, fill out the form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

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