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Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Australian Government subsidises a number of aged care programs.  The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is an entry level program, that helps older people remain independent and well in their own homes and communities. 


The CHSP is for older people who need support to live independently due to a functional limitation and are:

  • aged 65 years or over (50 or over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples)
  • prematurely aged and homeless, or at risk of homelessness (50 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

Assessment for the CHSP is a two step process.  Initial intake and screening is completed by My Aged Care, followed by an assessment by a Regional Assessment Service.  Download our handy resource, How the Aged Care System Works, or speak to us today if you have any questions about assessment or if you would like us to help you make contact with My Aged Care.


Whether it's around town or across the region, CHSP transport can assist older people to stay connected with necessary services and support.  Transport can also assist with maintaining connections with friends, family and the community. 

Group Social Support

There are a range of activities on offer, including gentle exercise, activities at our centre, a men's group and social outings.  You are welcome to come along and find the best fit for you, prior to referral to My Aged Care.  

Meals on Wheels

Nutritious and delicious meals are available, delivered ready to eat at lunchtime in Wee Waa, or as a frozen option, in Wee Waa and outlying villages and rural areas.  The meals are designed to be nutritionally complete for older people, with options for most dietary requirements. 

Individual Support

Individual support ranges from regular phone calls or home visits, to one on one assistance in the community.  Community support is as varied as your needs and can include assistance with shopping and assistance with access to other community services.  

Yard & Lawn Maintenance

Staying safe in your yard can become harder as you get older.  The yard and lawn maintenance service aims to improve access and safety, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, while staying safe. 

Download our Fees and Charges

for CHSP 

Find out more about the Aged Care Standards

Find out more about the Charter of Aged Care Rights

Wee Waa Community Care Service Inc., trading as Namoi Care Connect, is a registered charity and is endorsed by the ATO as a deductible gift recipient.  Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for the donor.

ABN 50 057 876 083

48 Cowper Street Wee Waa NSW 2388
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