Funded by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides a range of entry-level aged care services for people over 65 who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community.
Polish Community Care Services (PCCS), as a service provider under the CHSP funding, offers seven types of services and programs to eligible people with Polish background living in Victoria:
- Social Support Groups
- Centre Based Respite
- Domestic Assistance
- Social Support Individual
- Service System Development
- Flexible Respite
Who is eligible to receive services under the CHSP funding?
People aged 65 or over living in their homes who:
- are in need of care and assistance in daily activities;
- are no longer able to participate in social activities outside the home;
- are socially–isolated;
- are under continuous care by a member of family or friend who needs occasional respite;
- people with impaired orientation or partial loss of memory.
Our bilingual PCCS staff provides culturally and linguistically appropriate community and welfare services to the Polish community members living in Melbourne metro area and the regional Victoria.
A small fee is charged for participation in programs run under the CHSP funding.
For participants who have Home Care Packages (HCP), the fee will be charged from this package.
How can I join the programs?
You can be referred to My Aged Care in several ways: by yourself, relatives, friends, your doctor, visiting nurse, social worker and other health professionals or by another service provider.
After registration in My Aged Care, your needs will be assessed by Regional Assessment Service (RAS). Once you received a special referral code (or codes) for the type of services you want, you will be able to join program or service you have chosen.
Our recommendation is to apply for referral codes in advance. Having approved services in the My Aged Care will help you to receive support immediately when you will be in need.
Visit the My Aged Care website for more information www.myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.
The PCCS team will be happy to provide you with information about available services. Call us on 03 9569 4020.