Published on 28 July 2023
Following our in-principle decision in October 2022, Council has confirmed it will withdraw from the delivery of home support and community-based services.
This decision applies to:
The majority of Council’s Aged and Disability clients fall under the CHSP category. The CHSP provides entry-level support for people over the age of 65 who need some help to stay at home.
The Commonwealth Government requested Council extend the current Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) contract until 30 September 2023. Council formally agreed to the request and will continue to provide services until 30 September 2023.
After September 30 2023, Portland District Health, Heywood Rural Health and Western District Health Services (on behalf of Casterton Memorial Hospital) will be providing services as outlined in the table below:
Portland District Health (PDH)
Heywood Rural Health (HRH)
Western District Health Services (WDHS) on behalf of Casterton Memorial Hospital (CMH)
Home Modifications in the Heywood area
Home Modifications in the Casterton and Portland areas
Home Maintenance in the Heywood and Portland areas
Home Maintenance in the Casterton area and surrounds
The HACC Program for Younger People is targeted at people aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50 who need assistance with daily activities.
Uniting Victoria/Tasmania have been confirmed as the incoming provider for the HACC PYP in the Glenelg Shire.
Uniting Vic/Tas have formally taken over the service from 1 July 2023.
Regional Assessment Services (RAS) assess people for eligibility for entry level home help services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
Barwon Health have been confirmed as the incoming provider for the Regional Assessment Service in the Glenelg Shire.
Barwon Health have formally taken over the service from 1 July 2023.