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CHSP services provided by Community Services #1

Community Services #1 provides the following services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Social support group – social activities in a community-based group setting

Social support services can help you to maintain an active social life by having someone visit you in your home, or by arranging visits and outings in the community. Social support and activities can help you find a place where you feel supported and can help prevent loneliness and isolation.

Community Services #1 offers the following social support groups:

For more information about each group click above.

Social support group calendar

Click here to view the calendar of events for all social support groups and regular activities in May 2019.

Social support individual

Services may include visiting services and accompanied activities such as assisting the person through accompanied shopping, bill paying, attendance at appointments and other related activities.


The Special Care Transport program is designed to assist with transport to medical appointments, social and shopping activities.

Domestic assistance

Domestic assistance can help you with home related tasks such as cleaning, dishwashing, clothes washing, ironing and unaccompanied shopping.

Personal care

Personal care may include assistance with eating, bathing, going to the toilet, grooming, dressing, getting in and out of bed, moving about the house.

Gardening maintenance

Garden maintenance such as lawn mowing and pruning where there are issues for client safety and access.

Specialised Support Services

Specialised Support Services such as client advocacy and support including accompanying people to appointments with medical providers utilising the skills of a bilingual Case Manager.

Community Services #1 can offer specialised support services are available for clients from Croatian, Spanish and Chinese communities.

Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged ACHA

The objective of the program is to support vulnerable clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to remain in the community, through accessing appropriate, sustainable and affordable housing and linking them where appropriate, to community care and other support services.

Senior Social group

The Senior Social Group meets every:


Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Venue:  Community Services #1, Narrabundah

Activities include

  • Bingo
  • Guest speakers
  • Excursions
  • Morning tea

Walk and Talk

The Walk and Talk Group is open to everyone and meets every:


Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (longer if on an excursion)

Venue:  Community Services #1, Narrabundah

Activities include

  • Morning teas
  • Short walks
  • Craft
  • Guest speakers
  • Excursions

Chinese Community Social Group

The Chinese Social Support Group meets every:


Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Venue: Raiders Club, Gungahlin


Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Gungahlin Club

Activities are run in conjunction with ACT Chinese Aged Care Information Service and include:

  • Traditional dancing and singing
  • Physical activities ( playing TaiJi, walking, healthy exercises, etc)
  • Reading Chinese newspapers and magazines
  • Entertainment ( playing MaJun, Chinese chess, cards, watching Chinese movies, etc)
  • Social contacts and activities ( chatting, sharing and exchanging ideals and experiences of health, etc)
  • Information ( Aged Care, Health, social Security and welfare, etc)
  • Excursions

Croatian Community Social Group

The Croatian Day Group is designed specifically for people who are originally from Croatian communities.  The group meets every Wednesday from 10.30am at different venues. View the calendar to see the location for each day.

Group activities include social activities and excursions.

Spanish Community Social Group

A support group for Spanish Speaking members of the community meets every third Friday:

Time: 10am -3:00pm

Venue: Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Griffith

Activities include cooking, craft, picnics, outings, dancing, singing etc.

Filipino Community Social Group

A support group for Filipino members of the community meets every second Friday of the month:

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: Community Services #1, 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah

Activities include cooking, craft, picnics, outings, dancing, singing etc.