The Eastern Sydney Home Support Services brochure lists all Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services which provide support to older people living in the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, and Bayside local council areas.
CHSP services help older people to stay independent and well in their own homes, by providing support for the following activities:
- personal care
- spending time and staying in touch with friends and family
- staying active and involved
- home modifications and maintenance, including gardening
- equipment to help with mobility and communication
Some organisations specialise in providing one or two of these types of service, while other organisations provide a range of services.
Some of these services specialise in helping specific groups of older people, including:
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Indigenous people
- homeless people
- people with dementia
- people who hoard
Some organisations provide specialised support. For instance, they may provide advice on continence, or provide advice on devices that can help you stay living at home.
Help with aged care
You must be registered with My Aged Care, and assessed by a Regional Assessment Service or Aged Care Assessment Team, before you can receive CHSP services.
If you speak a language other than English, and you need help with My Aged Care, you can ask for help from Encompass Connectors. Anyone wanting to get aged care can call an Aged Care Specialist Officer at Services Australia for basic assistance.
If you or someone you know has real difficulty finding or using aged care, you can call a Care Finder.