Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) has commenced, replacing the former Home and Community Care (HACC) Program. The CHSP is the entry level for Australia's aged care system for people aged 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and their carers who need support to remain living independently at home. Users pay fees, however the cost of services are subsidised according to income so that the services are available to all who need them.

The State government will continue funding services for anyone under 65 who are eligible until the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out across Victoria.

Link to and Community Care Services (HACC) is the name for a group of community services which are designed to support people to live independently in their home, particularly those who are frail and older or have a moderate to severe disability.

Supporting an active service approach means that we work with you to assist you to remain as independent as possible. Working together in helping you in achieving your goals, retain your skills, and in some cases, learn new skills.

Our aim is to assist you to maintain or improve your ability to be physically active as well as help you to remain part of your local community.

Living at Home Assessment

Service delivery is subject to an assessment. The assessment is conducted at the client's home. A family member or other support person is encouraged to attend the assessment. Aged & Disability Services also act as a referral agency for other services, subject to client consent. Read more

What's News in Home Support

The Home Support Newsletter is published on a regular basis. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please contact Council's Home Support on (03) 5722 790 or email Read more


Home Support services are jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments and by your local Council. Fees are based on Assessment. Read more

Personal Care

Trained Community Care Workers may assist with showering, medication prompts or other personal care tasks. Read more

Respite Care

Respite Care Services support carers by providing services that enable them to take a break from their responsibilities in caring for frail older people and people with disability. Read more

Domestic Support

Domestic Support services are designed to work with individuals to support them to complete various essential household activities such as assisting with basic cleaning tasks and shopping Read more

Property Maintenance

Property Maintenance services can be provided to maintain a safe and habitable home environment and assist with minor home modifications that do not require the skills of a qualified trades person.. Read more

Meals On Wheels

Delivered meals are provided by Northeast Health Wangaratta to eligible individuals who have been assessed as being nutritionally at risk, have difficulty preparing meals, are socially isolated, and/or have limited options available to support their nutritional needs For service delivery enquiries please contact Meals On Wheels at Northeast Health Wangaratta on 03 5722 5895. Read more

Wangaratta DoCare

This program benefit older people and people with a disability by addressing loneliness and isolation often experienced by individuals who have no family members or support system. The Centre coordinates volunteers who can visit to provide conversation, companionship and social interaction. Read more

Community Meals

This program offers a ‘home cooked’ meal at a community based location, providing participants with a pleasant alternative to a home delivered meal. Community meals are held in various locations such as rural halls and community centres. Read more