The Australian Government is changing the way it funds in-home care.
The new Support at Home program will start in July 2025, providing funding for services to help people live independently for longer.
Support at Home will replace the:
If you already have government funded home care services, you’ll be transitioned to the new program when it comes into effect in July 2025.
While further details are still to be released, it’s anticipated that people with existing care plans and services will transition over smoothly, without reassessment.
The new program is a response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Support at Home is one way the government is addressing the recommendations and providing older Australians with easier access to services.
With important changes ahead, Australian Unity is here to support you.
The government has given us time to learn, understand and adapt to the new program, so that we can help customers experience a smooth transition.
If you’re an existing customer, we’ll keep you up to date as we learn more but you can also contact us at any time.Call 1300 160 170
It’s anticipated that Support at Home will deliver a range of benefits.