HACC – Home and Community Care Program Transition

The WA Home and Community Care (HACC) Program is currently undergoing a significant period of reform.

As of 1 July 2018 services for older people (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 through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The CHSP provides service types similar to those that were provided by the HACC Program. These services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support, nursing care, equipment, allied health and home maintenance.

From July 2017, services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50) are transitioning out of the WA HACC Program to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it rolls out across Western Australia.

As of 1 July 2019, the NDIS entered its final rollout phase in Western Australia. This means that younger people living in all regions of Western Australia are now able to test their eligibility for the NDIS.  

With the NDIS now accepting younger people from all regions, the WA HACC Program is only available to younger clients who are already recipients of WA HACC services. To ensure continuity of support, younger people who were receiving HACC services as at 30 June 2019 will continue to receive services while they test their eligibility for the NDIS. 

Access to WA Community Care Services

Last reviewed: 20-11-2019
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