Commonwealth Home Support Programme Consultation submission

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Consultation submission

Carers Victoria provides this brief submission in response to the consultation on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme's (CHSP) three documents:

  • CHSP Draft Programme Manual
  • CHSP National Fee Policy Consultation Paper
  • Good Practice Guide for Restorative Care Approaches.

This response builds on Carers Australia's June 2014 response to the ‘Key Directions for the CHSP Discussion Paper' to which we were key contributors. In Victoria the Home and Community Care (HACC) program transition plan is underpinned by a bilateral commitment to retain the benefits of the Victorian system. As well as benefiting the person receiving HACC services, there are significant benefits of the Victorian system for carers of older people due to historical service delivery arrangements under both state and federal funding for comprehensive carer support services. Carers Victoria is concerned that the benefits of the Victorian system for carers may be lost as a result of the transition to CHSP in Victoria.

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.