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Survey invitation: The role of the commonwealth home support programme (chsp) in your community

April 21, 2021

What are your experiences of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)? What role do CHSP services play in helping you and people in your community to age well?

Australia’s aged care system has experienced significant change over recent years and more change is expected following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. One of the recommendations from this and previous reviews is to create a single care in the home support program. This would combine many of the services of the current Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) into one single program.

COTA Queensland is seeking your input to inform our feedback to Government and the sector at this time of system change.

Over the past few months, COTA Queensland has been inviting people to share their thoughts about and experiences of ageing in regional, rural and remote communities across Queensland, highlighting those components of communities that support people to age well. This has helped to enhance understanding of the challenges, the impact of COVID-19, what is working well, and what could make a difference.

Focus is now turning to the ways that aged care supports and services, as well as the broader community and social infrastructure, foster communities where people can live and age well. A new survey has opened, and people are invited to share their thoughts and experiences of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and the role the providers and services play in creating communities where people can age well.

Your responses will help to inform feedback to the Government and the aged care sector about proposed changes moving forward, in particular those that relate to CHSP services and support.

COTA Queensland is particularly keen to hear from people who are receiving CHSP or other aged and community supports, as well as aged and community care service providers, health professionals, local government workers and other interested workers, volunteers, carers and community members from across Queensland, including regional, rural and remote communities.

The survey closes 16 May 2021.

Complete the survey here.

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