Development and testing of an Assessment, Classification, and Funding (ACF) model to underpin the new support at home program

The Department of Health (the Department) is undertaking preparatory work to develop a new support at home program that will replace the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP) program. 

To support this early work, the Department has commissioned HealthConsult to develop an assessment, classification and funding (ACF) model for the support at home program.   

A new program will support the almost one million older people who currently receive care through the CHSP or HCP, and future entrants to access the care they need, when they need it. It aims to provide a seamless system of care and match services to the needs of older people living at home and in the community. It will be easier to navigate and better support older people and their informal carers.