Community Assistance and Support Program

The Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP) supports you and your carer with daily living activities you may find difficult due to a health issue that comes and goes or is short-term.

CASP offers a range of support services that include domestic assistance, food services, linen service, personal care, community participation and social support, counselling support, information and advocacy, carer support, minor home maintenance and transport.

These services can help you stay well and where possible, prevent you from suffering a decline in your health. If you do need hospital admittance, these services can help you return home safely after your stay.

You can check your eligibility for CASP below. A list of services and provider details is also available. Please contact them to confirm your eligibility, discuss your needs and have an assessment.

There may be waiting times before you can use our services or before services start. Some fees may apply.

The CASP Service Directory has more information about CASP and CASP service providers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for CASP, you must be under 65 years and experience the following:

  • an illness that comes and goes
  • short-term health or mental health requirements
  • a need for post-hospital care and support, or assistance with hospital outpatient visits
  • a disability that’s not of a ‘significant and permanent’ nature (as required for NDIS eligibility)
  • a combination of any of the characteristics above

Unpaid carers and family members of people who experience these conditions are also eligible for CASP.

Current NDIS clients may be eligible for CASP if you require additional support for a temporary health issue such as recovery from surgery.

Please Note: you can’t access home and community care support services from another government program while receiving CASP services.

Available services

Please see the list below for available CASP services. You can find more information on each in the CASP Service Directory.

  • Care coordination
  • Carer support
  • Community participation
  • Counselling support, information and advocacy
  • Domestic assistance
  • Flexible multi-service supports
  • Food services
  • Linen service
  • Minor home maintenance
  • Personal care
  • Reablement groups
  • Social support
  • Social support for children
  • Transport
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Page last updated on: 1 Oct 2018