JCS signs comprehensive funding agreement to deliver quality CHSP services to the Jewish Community until 30 June 2018
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Jewish Community Services Incorporated recently received confirmation and has entered into a comprehensive service agreement with the Department of Social Services (DSS) that will see funding provided until 30 June 2018 as part of the Aged Care Reform Agenda and the commencement of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) that begins on 1 November 2015.
Darren Meechan, Manager, Community Services was delighted to learn of the recent announcement and said "The recent notification of ongoing funding confirms that our organisation is recognised by Government funding agencies and community members as a quality provider of person centred, well-being and active ageing services to older members of the Jewish community".
The focus over the past 12-18 months has been to prepare and position JCS as a leading provider of Home & Community Support Services by adopting and promoting the philosophy of doing With our community members, rather than doing for. "We believe that by providing Active Choices to our community members will promote independence, access to a greater range of well-being and active ageing services, and ultimately empowers our community members to find the services that are right for them by being able to choose a service provider of choice", Darren added.
On 1 July 2015, the transition to the CHSP began. The CHSP is one of the changes being made to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.
The CHSP brings together four programs:
Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program
Planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP)
Day Therapy Centres (DTC) Program
Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program
The CHSP is one consolidated programme that provides entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. Funding provided will be around $1.6 billion in 2015-16, which will continue to grow over the coming years, resulting in more services for more people.
"JCS will continue to develop innovative and diverse programs and build on the successful work undertaken with all our older community members and their family members, our staff and volunteers, partner organisations and Government funding bodies to ensure streamlined access to JCS services and programs via the My Aged Care Gateway, and most importantly, that we remain a provider of choice that continually meets the cultural and spiritual needs of our community members", Darren added.
To learn more about the latest funding to JCS, or the services JCS provides as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program, Contact:
Darren Meechan Manager, Community Services
Jewish Community Services Incorporated