Personal Support and Respite



Personal Support and Respite Program Brochure(PDF, 715KB)  

We understand that staying in your own home for as long as possible and making your own decisions is important to you.

At the City of Burnside Home Support Program we can work with you to assist you to remain living independently and confidently in your own home. A personalised support plan, reflecting your choices and preferences, will be designed with you to meet your specific needs.

Personal supports can assist you to maintain your wellbeing and keep you connected and involved in your local community.


As carers it is important to take the time to focus on your own health and wellbeing so you can continue in your caring role. The City of Burnside Home Support Program provides options for you to take a break from your caring role. Whether you want to catch up with friends or attend an appointment, you can knowing that the person you care for is in good company.

Your peace of mind is our priority and as such, all home support services are provided by trained, qualified and police-checked staff, with the skills and experience to meet your needs.

Who is eligible?

The City of Burnside Home Support Program personal and respite services are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Eligibility for CHSP funded services is assessed on your support needs and age. To be eligible for services, you must be aged 65 years or older or 50 years or older if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

To access services you will need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. My Aged Care will assess which types of services you are eligible for and provide you with approvals for these services. Once you have the approvals you can then choose the City of Burnside as your provider.

How can we help?

Contact us, we are here to listen. Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you might have and connect you with the services you choose.

Home Support: 8366 4193

Respite at Home


The Home Support Program provides support for carers, allowing a period of rest from the responsibility of caring, so that you have some time to do the things that are important to you.

Respite care services are available for a few hours each week depending on your needs.

  • Dementia Care support.
  • In-home one on one respite.

Personal Support


  • Accompanied shopping assistance.
  • Simple meal preparation.
  • Personal care support including showering, dressing and grooming.
  • Transport to appointments.
  • Social activities with individual support.