Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW 02) 93190288 [email protected]

From 1 July 2020, clients accessing Social Support Group services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), and who transition to a Home Care Package (HCP), will be able to continue to access this service type as a CHSP client. These clients should not be charged cost recovery fees or asked to cease the service after transitioning to a HCP. Clients may choose to use their individualised package budget to pay the existing client contribution fee.
To be eligible for this program measure clients must have:
• transitioned to a HCP after 1 July 2020; and
• been accessing a CHSP Social Support Group at the time they transitioned to their package.
All other HCP recipients must continue to access a HCP Social Support Group as per normal program arrangements.
For more information:
• see Section 4.1.1 of the CHSP Program Manual 2020-2022
• contact your Community Grants Hub Funding Arrangement Manager