The CHSP WILL help frail older people living in the community to maximise their independence.

Maximising My Independence

My Aged Care and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Free information sessions for your group

COTA SA has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver information sessions to clubs and groups of older people and their families.

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased and community groups are reconvening, our trained volunteer Peer Educators would love to come and visit your group to talk about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and My Aged Care, and you are most welcome to contact us to book these sessions anytime.

What sort of information will be discussed?

  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme
  • Stay in your own home
  • Maximise your wellness and quality of life
  • Maintain or regain independence
  • My Aged Care
  • Eligibility and Assessment
  • Costs
  • Choice and control
  • Your rights
The sessions are available free of charge for groups of older people (and their families) not yet receiving aged care services, or who are receiving CHSP services. The sessions are not relevant to people receiving a Home Care Package or in an Aged Care Home.

To book a free session contact the COTA SA Bookings Office

P: 08 8232 0422 or Country Callers on 1800 182 324
E: bookings@cotasa.org.au
W: Book Online

Download the brochure

Here are some article's written by our volunteer peer educators earlier in 2020:

For more information about My Aged Care and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, see links below.


My Aged Care

Website: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/
Phone: 1800 200 422 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-2pm)

Help At Home

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

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Raise your concerns or complaints

This COTA SA program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit the Department of Health website for further information https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/commonwealth-home-support-programme-chsp


COTA SA's Peer Education Program

Peer Education is the process of people who share common ground teaching and learning from one another. COTA SA trains older people to talk to other older people about healthy ageing issues.

COTA SA works with governments and other organisations to effectively deliver health and wellbeing messages to older South Australians through peer education.

  • Sessions are free of charge, and provide printed handouts for participants to take home
  • Sessions are run by fully trained volunteer Peer Educators
  • Most sessions are available throughout South Australia
  • Sessions have a practical focus including discussion of simple strategies to deal with the issues raised
  • Sessions are designed to be interactive - attendees are encouraged to share their own ideas and experiences