Discussion Paper Key directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper sets out the context for the establishment of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.  It briefly discusses the current system of home support programmes for frail, older people, the challenges the system faces, and the need for reform.  The paper then flags the key reform directions that are proposed for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, including the role the Commonwealth Home Support Programme will play in the end-to-end aged care system that the Government is working towards, and then goes on to outline the major changes that clients and the sector can expect in the transition from the present arrangements to the new.

The Discussion Paper was aimed at seeking comment and feedback from consumers, providers, and workers on the key directions proposed for the programme. Feedback on the paper is now closed.

It is intended that the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Manual will be prepared later in 2014.  Comments and feedback from stakeholders on this paper, as well as final advice from the National Aged Care Alliance, will inform the development of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Manual.  This will provide greater detail about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, including government and service provider responsibilities under the programme.

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