COVID-19 and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme – information for clients, families and carers

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COVID-19 and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme – information for clients, families and carers

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Publication date: 
3 August 2020
Last updated: 
1 March 2021
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This fact sheet includes:

  • What is the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)?
  • Is it safe to access CHSP services?
  • Can I access CHSP Services without an assessment?
  • When can I go back to my social support group and other group activities?
  • What do I do if I feel lonely or have concerns about my mental health?
  • What if I am worried about going to the shops for groceries or have trouble preparing meals?
  • Can I still get my lawn mowed or my house cleaned during the pandemic?
  • What in home help is available if I want to move out of aged care and live with my family during COVID-19?
  • What if I have more questions about COVID-19?
  • Where can CHSP service providers find more information?