In response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government is developing a new Support at Home Program that will start in July 2023.
The new program will combine the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Home Care Packages (HCP) Program, Short-Term Restorative Care Programme (STRC), and residential respite referrals into a single Support at Home Program.
We want to let you know about our progress with the program development. A Support at Home Program Overview paper is now available for you to read on the department’s website.
We will be seeking your feedback on the various aspects of the new program’s design in 2022. Learn more about the Support at Home Program consultation in the Overview, or sign up through the Engagement Hub at agedcareengagement.health.gov.au.