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

Maximising My Independence

Staying at home longer

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is available to consumers 65+ years (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to assist them to stay living at home longer independently.

Free information sessions for your group

COTA SA has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver information sessions to older people in the community, particularly those who participate in groups, clubs, assoications and service clubs.

Our trained Peer Facilitators will come along to your group to explain about:

  • The Aged Care Reforms
  • The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
  • My Aged Care

What sort of information will be discussed?

  • How to remain at home with help
  • My Aged Care - the new Aged Care Contact Centre
  • How to get help when you need it
  • The types of services available for home care
  • Co-contribution fees
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Clear explanations regarding CHSP

To book a free group session contact the COTA SA Bookings Office

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

Download the brochure



My Aged Care

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

CHSP - Help At Home

Videos - real people situations and help they received

Searching for a service provider

Right to complain and quality of services

This lists resources regarding varied Health Services


This COTA SA program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit the Department of Social Services website (www.health.gov.au) for further information.


The 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.

  • Sessions are free of charge
  • 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