Home care that starts tomorrow

Understanding the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

An entry-level government-funded program to support older people

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a government program that supports older people who are still managing well at home, but want some extra assistance, such as accessing the community, respite care, or personal care. The service is subsidised by government and you may be required to contribute help around the house to the cost of your care.


Many people use CHSP when they need low-level support. As their needs become more intensive or complex, requiring some case management assistance, they can be referred for a Home Care Package.


Recently, the government has made available CHSP services to many consumers waiting on a home care package. Southern Plus is able to assist clients with putting services in place. 

What services does CHSP provide?

Southern Plus offers a range of home and community care services under CHSP including:

 Social support – social activities in a community-based group setting, Day Centre programs at our community respite centres in Forrestfield and Hilton.


 Transport – help to get out and about for shopping or appointments


 Domestic assistance – household jobs like cleaning, clothes washing and ironing


 Personal care – help with bathing or showering, dressing, hair care and going to the toilet


 Respite care – supporting carers by providing respite care options

Which Home Care Solution Suits My Needs?

Free in-home assessments are available by our friendly care advisors to find out which Home Care Solution is right for you.

How can I access home care services with Southern Plus?

At Southern Plus, understanding not only what our clients need, but more importantly, what they want, is at the centre of our home care offering. If you want to remain independent and living in your home but need some assistance with everyday tasks and activities, Southern Plus in-home health and wellness services can help you achieve your goal.


Southern Plus is an accredited services provider, offering a range of services through government-funded care, via Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or self-funded private services. Our broad range of services includes allied health (i.e. Physiotherapy, podiatry), clinical care and traditional home care services including personal care, domestic care, transport, medication support and respite.

Other home care services available:

Home Care Packages

  Level 1 basic care needs

  Level 2 low-level care needs

  Level 3 intermediate care needs

  Level 4 high-level care needs

Respite services

  In-home respite

  Overnight respite

  Centre-based respite

  Short term respite care

Private care plans