The NSW Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) provides community care services for younger people with a functional disability that were formerly provided under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program and have not yet transitioned to NDIS. ‘Younger People’ refers to those under 65 years of age and under 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
A range of services is provided including personal care, domestic assistance and respite as well as home modifications and transport. These services enable people to remain living independently in the community. Home Modifications and related services which are managed through ADHC must have an estimated total cost of greater than $20,000.
Odyssey Builders is authorised by NSW Aging Disability and Home Care (ADHC) to provide support to people in NSW with a disability, including Home Modification work. This program will eventually be superseded by the NDIS and some areas (including the Hunter) have already ‘crossed over’.
The ADHC Program is still running in the following regions until June 2018. Odyssey Builders is ready and willing to conduct modification work in these regions as it has for the past 20 years through our ‘Statewide’ team.
The Community Home Supports Program (CCSP) subsidises home modifications for eligible customers. There are typical higher subsidies allowed for more expensive modifications. There are limits on the amount of subsidy each customer can receive, with a cap of $40,000 per customer in any one period of five financial years. This can be exceeded with permission from ADHC, but only in exceptional circumstances.
Customers assessed as having the ability to pay will be charged some contribution to the cost of the job. These fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on level of income and/or funding. Information about fees and terms of payment will be clearly communicated with our customers.