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About

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides support to individuals over 65 years of age still living at home. This is a re-ablement program to support people to remain in their home longer.

BCS understands that asking for help does not mean you are losing your independence or moving out of your home. We are here to help you help yourself.

Eligible circumstances include:

Services are for ACT residents over the age of 65 (or over age 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and can be accessed via an Aged Care Package or funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). They can also be accessed as a fee for use service, where the user pays as they go.

Supports offered include:

  • Domestic Assistance (help with housework)
  • Personal care (help with showering and dressing etc)
  • Social Supports (help to get out and about)
  • Garden Maintenance (minor repairs)
  • Social Groups to meet new people and get connected
  • Medical Transport
  • In home respite (giving carers a break)

Contact

  • Time

    9am – 5pm some services may take place outside these hours by prior arrangement

  • Cost

    A participant co-contribution is generally required for in home support. People experiencing financial hardship can discuss other arrangements with program coordinator

  • LocationVarious locations across Canberra
    BCS Head Office
  • How to register

    Contact BCS on the details below for more information about registering for these services. Find out about BCS participants' rights and responsibilities here.

  • For more informationPhone: 02 6278 8101
    Email: contact@crcs.com.au

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