Julia Creek CHSP Julia Creek CHSP

The Julia Creek Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps people continue to live in their home and community independently.

The CHSP Program is a joint Commonwealth and Council run initiative. It funds basic maintenance and support services to help frail older people and younger people with disabilities to continue living in their community.

Who can access CHSP services? Services are available to people:

  • aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people),
  • who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care,
  • carers of older Australians eligible for services under the CHSP Program.

The program delivers the following services:

  • Centre Based Day Care-Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30pm at the Julia Creek HACC Centre
  • Personal Care - such as help with bathing, dressing, grooming and eating
  • Nursing Care
  • Delivery of meals
  • Home Maintenance- Lawn Mowing and home maintenance
  • Social Support - help with shopping, banking, medical appointments and general support for clients
  • Domestic Assistance - help in the home for cleaning for clients on a weekly basis
  • Transport - Transport to and from Centre Based Care, shopping and some medical appointments.
  • Counselling, support & advocacy

For more information on the services available contact CHSP Coordinator - Tanya Parry on 07 4746 7166 or email hacc@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Housing Housing

Council provides affordable accommodation for older persons living in McKinlay Shire to enable them to continue living independently in the community with limited service support. Council maintains eight independent living units consisting of one and two bedroom styles. To view the Julia Creek Independent Senior Living Units Fact Sheet, download one here. To access an application form please contact Council’s Administration Officer on 47467166 or email reception@mckinlay.qld.gov.au or downlaod one here.

Julia Creek Home & Community Care Julia Creek Home & Community Care

Julia Creek Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a basic home help program funded by the Australian Government. It is for older people who are mostly – but not completely – able to live and cope on their own, and don't yet need higher levels of care at home. The Program is important for our Shire as it helps people stay in their home and community.

The program delivers the following services:

  • Centre Based Day Care-Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 1:00pm at the Julia Creek CHSP Centre;
  • Personal Care - help with bathing or showering, dressing, hair care and going to the toilet;
  • Home Maintenance - minor general repair and care of your house or yard, for example, changing light bulbs and replacing tap washers or lawn mowing;
  • Social Support - gives people a hand by taking them shopping, banking or to appointments, or just providing company for a chat;
  • Domestic Assistance - household jobs like cleaning, clothes washing and ironing;
  • Transport - helps people get out and about to shopping or to local appointments.
  • Nursing care – a qualified nurse comes to your home and may, for example, dress a wound or provide medication advice.
  • Meals on Wheels - operates weekdays for lunch.

How do I know if CHSP is right for me? How do I know if CHSP is right for me?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person?
  • Are you still living at home?
  • Do you think that if you don't get some basic help at home, you might have to go into an aged care home before you're ready?

If you answer 'yes' to these questions, then perhaps you or your carer should apply for home help services from your local CHSP service provider.

For more information on the services available for CHSP contact Tanya Parry on hacc@mckinlay.qld.gov.au or 0400 758 722.