The Commonwealth Home Support Program is dedicated to providing high quality service to support the needs of the frail, older people within the community, and those that care for them, who require assistance with daily living to maintain their independent lifestyle.
From the program, Cabonne Council receives funding to provide a range of home and community care solutions, under the service name Cabonne Home Support (CHS). These services focus on maximising the client’s independence by building on their strengths, capacity and goals to remain independent and safe at home. This support aids to delay, or avoid, the need for more complex forms of aged care.
The service provides all clients and volunteers with a bi-monthly newsletter to enable and encourage them to participate in all areas of the service provision. There are currently over 200 clients receiving various levels of support through this program.
For information regarding services, eligibility and assessment please phone (02) 63 441 199 or call into our office at 70 Gaskill Street, Canowindra. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm.
Prospective clients may refer themselves, or can be referred by family, friends, GP or medical staff.
Volunteers are the lifeblood or our service
Most of the services available and the variety of service types offered are only possible because of the many people who give their time, energy and commitment to volunteer for CHS. Volunteers are offered ongoing support, information and training. Currently there are 120 volunteers assisting with service delivery to 230 clients.
By becoming a volunteer, it enables you to contribute positively to the community and to meet people from other backgrounds. If you would like to know more about volunteering with CHS, please contact us. Volunteers are always needed and it is easy to apply.
Our volunteers experience the satisfaction of knowing they are providing a vital service to the community. They can make new friends, learn new skills and take pride in belonging to a well-trusted and well known community organisation.