24 January 2019

Extra Government Funding Announced for Independent Living

New funding from the Government will provide an additional $15 million to support independent living.

The funding aims to support home modifications so more seniors can stay in their own homes.

As an authorised provider of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), White Oak helps seniors in the community stay in their own homes thanks to both home modifications and respite care.

“This funding means more people will be able to live safely at home, secure in the knowledge they can remain in the communities they know and love for as long as possible,” said Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM.

“Home modifications can be simple or technical but they make a world of difference to quality of life.

“The CHSP delivers high-quality services tailored to individual circumstances, with a focus on maintaining wellness and supporting rehabilitation.”

Currently, around 200 Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) providers are funded approximately $44.5 million a year to deliver home modification services to support senior Australians.

The extra funding means thousands more home modifications can now happen across the country

These modifications can include ramps around the house, grab rails in the shower and hand rails next to steps, all providing crucial assistance for people to live and move safely in their own homes.

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