Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

The goal of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is to keep you living at your home as independently as possible. RERC/Russian Aged Care is funded to provide an extra helping hand with everyday tasks that require low-level support.

We know that for seniors everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. We believe that asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home. We are happy to provide all necessary support and we speak the Russian language!

Services we can provide under the Commonwealth Home Support Program:

Is it for me?

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age:

  1. If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.
  2. You must be aged:
    • 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
    • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

To find out if you are eligible for a Commonwealth Home Support Programme, visit the My Aged Care website or call the information line on 1800 200 422

You will need to be assessed by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS).

Once you have been assessed and approved, you can choose the Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria as your provider by calling us on 03 9415 6899 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

If you are unsure about this process,  we can help you every step of the way.

Our contacts

Please call us: 03 9414 6899 or send and email to

We’re here to help and we speak your language!