On 1 July 2016 the funding and management of Home and Community Care (HACC) program services changed significantly. Access to these services is now based on age.
Services for older people (people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal people aged 50 and over) are now funded and managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The CHSP provides the similar types of services that were provided by the HACC program.
These services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support and groups activities, nursing care, allied health and home maintenance.
Older people who were getting HACC services at 30 June 2016 will continue to get these services funded by the CHSP from their existing provider(s).
Further information about Commonwealth aged care services can be found at the My Aged Care website or by phoning 1800 200 422.
Services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50) remain funded and managed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services under the HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).
Younger people who are getting HACC services as at 30 June 2016 will continue to receive these services from their existing provider(s).