Help at home
The NSW Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) is funded and administered by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC). The CCSP funds basic maintenance and support services for younger people with disability (people under 65 years of age and under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and also provides support services for their carers.
The target group for assistance under the CCSP is younger people with disability who require basic maintenance and support services and who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care.
The CCSP supports younger people where their disability
- is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, psychiatric, sensory or physical impairment;
- is permanent or likely to be permanent; and
- results in a significant reduction in a person’s functional capacity in one or more areas of major life activity.
A variety of support services (service types) are funded under the CCSP. People may be assessed as eligible and prioritised for one or multiple service types, depending on the nature of their needs.
Service types funded under the CCSP include:
- Allied Health Services (including Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology)
- Case Management (COPS)
- Centre Based Day Care
- Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy
- Domestic Assistance
- Home Maintenance
- Home Modification
- Linen Services
- Meals and Other Food Services
- Multi Service Outlet (this service type includes a range of services which will vary between providers)
- Nursing Care
- Personal Care
- Social Support and Social Support Monitoring
People wishing to access CCSP funded services may be referred to the Program in a variety of ways, including through a self, carer or family member referral. An initial assessment to determine client eligibility and service requirements is generally followed by a service specific or comprehensive needs assessment.
For information about CCSP funded services contact can be made with the ADHC Information and Pathways teams in your district or the local service directly. The HSNet Service Directory contains up to date information about government, non-government and private sector organisations that provide community care services.