Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides entry-level aged care services to assist older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) to remain living at home and in their community.

Services include

Personal Care

Support with personal hygiene, for example showering, personal grooming

Domestic Assistance

Support with housework and laundry, grocery shopping, etc.


To and from medical appointments, bank, Centrelink, etc.

Food Services

Support and education in food preparation either in your home or at the day centre

Social Support-Group

To prevent social isolation

Social Support-Individual

Support to attend appointments and meetings

Carer Support Short Term Respite
(1-2 Days only)

At either Nyabalee House or Daniels Drive in Newman. Both respite houses are comfortable and provide meals and care 24/7 as required

Desert/Flexible Respite
(5 days approx.)

On country trips or trips to the ocean and towns/cities for clients, dependent on the client group requirements

Nursing Services-Newman only

– Clinical Assessment
– Wound/Skin Care Management
– Stoma Care
– Medication Management-Oral and subcutaneous only
– Case Management and Care Coordination – Escalation, when required, is to GP or Newman Hospital

EPIS can provide you with support to apply for these services.