Carers ACT part of new Community Assistance Temporary Supports program

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Carers ACT is proud to be part of a new Community Assistance Temporary Supports program being provided by the ACT Government.

The program provides people in the ACT with temporary services to discharge safely from hospital or remain in their homes while they recover from an illness, injury or other health issue.

Our CEO Lisa Kelly said she was looking forward to working with the community to help ensure carers are provided with a suite of programs that support their health and wellbeing and enable them to continue in their caring role.

“We are excited about the impact we can make in the lives of carers through this program,” she said.

“We are also proud to partner with Canberra Health Services and community services to deliver a range of in-home supports that enable people to leave hospital and recover their health and wellbeing in their own home.”

“Through this funding we will ensure at least 800 people a year are supported to recover from temporary health conditions in their homes”.

From 1 October 2023, Community Assistance Temporary Supports will replace the existing Community Assistance Support Program (CASP) and the Flexible Family Support (FFS) and Transitional Care programs.

In addition, to ensure service continuity for our caring community, the Government has agreed to offer two-month contract extensions to existing CASP providers from 1 October to 1 December.

For any inquiries related to the program changes, carers are encouraged to reach out to their current provider to receive further information about the transition.

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