Getting help at home

The City of Unley provides services to help with basic chores both inside and outside of the home. Short-term help is available for those who have recently been discharged from hospital or have experienced a significant change in circumstance. In certain cases, ongoing support in the home can be arranged. To learn more about In-Home Support Services, watch the short video here.

Head to our Government support and My Aged Care page for information on how to access these services. Services are subsidised and clients contribute towards their cost.

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All services provided through the City of Unley Commonwealth Home Support Program are funded from the Commonwealth Government and Council, as part of our funding agreement we are required to collect a contribution towards the services we provide, the forms below provide further information, noting no one is denied a service based on an inability to pay. For further information please contact one of the friendly CHSP team members.

Client contribution schedule(PDF, 278KB)

Client Contribution Protocol(PDF, 296KB)

Client Contribution Fact Sheet(PDF, 214KB)

Negotiated Contribution Review and Outcomes Form(PDF, 407KB) 

Available services

Cleaning and tidying

My Aged Care ‘Domestic’ referral is required to access these services.

 Standard services 

  • General house cleaning
  • Unaccompanied and accompanied shopping
  • Laundry assistance
  • Bed making.


Interior spring clean

Everyone loves doing a good clean once in a while. The Spring Clean service is designed for bigger jobs that we only do once in while, such as:

  • cleaning the tops of cupboards
  • cupboard doors
  • light fittings and window sills
  • high dusting
  • ceiling and exhaust fans
  • removal of cob webs
  • oven cleaning
  • removing curtains for washing
  • wiping bathroom tiles and shower alcoves.


Window cleaning

Cleaning windows and sills is also a big job that can be difficult to manage. The window cleaning service is specifically designed for interior and exterior windows and sills and may involve taking down window screens to get the job done.

Maintenance and repairs


These services aim to assist residents to maintain their independence, safety, accessibility and health and wellbeing within the home environment to ensure the home is maintained in a safe and habitable condition.

Minor home maintenance repairs and tasks available include:

  • Changing light globes
  • Replacing toilet cistern washers and tap washers
  • Replacing smoke alarm batteries and installing non-hard wired smoke alarm devices
  • Minor carpentry and fencing
  • Fly wire screen repairs
  • Gutter Cleaning

My Aged Care ‘Home Maintenance’ referral is required to access these services.


Installation of key safe boxes, magnetic door catches, grab rails and other home modifications as recommended by an Occupational Therapist.

Other tasks and repairs can be discussed at the time of request.

A My Aged Care ‘Home Modifications’ referral is required to access these services.

Garden maintenance

Basic pruning and general gardening services such as slashing, sweeping and raking are offered to improve safety and accessibility in the garden. Height limitations apply to all pruning work.

These services aim to contribute to resident safety and minimise hazards such as obstructed access to pathways and washing lines, possible fire hazards and the reduction of overgrowth to improve security and alleviate attraction of pests.

Some work may require an assessment to determine suitability.

Please note, Lawn mowing is not provided as part of the garden maintenance program.  

A My Aged Care ‘Home Maintenance’ referral is required to access these services.