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Home and Community Care (HACC) transition

The WA Home and Community Care (HACC) and the Continuity of Support (COS) Program are closed and no longer accepting new clients 

From 1 July 2021 most HACC clients transferred from HACC to COS. Only a small number of clients remain with HACC service providers. Work is underway to transition the clients that remain with HACC service providers to COS providers, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) as appropriate.

Eligible clients will receive the same level of support during this transition to maximise their independence, well-being and connections to the community.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

As of 1 July 2018 services for people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over were transitioned and are now funded and managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care through the CHSP.

The CHSP provides similar services to the HACC/COS Program. Services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support, nursing care, equipment, allied health and home maintenance.

For more information visit the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (external site).

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

From July 2017, services for people aged under 65 and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50 have been transitioning out of the WA HACC/COS Program to the NDIS. As of 1 July 2018, younger people living in Western Australia can test their eligibility for the NDIS.

To ensure continuity of support, younger people who were receiving HACC services will continue to receive services while they test their eligibility for the NDIS.

The WA HACC/COS Program is only available to younger clients who are already recipients of WA HACC/COS services.

For more information visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme (external site).


Aged and Continuing Care

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