Showcasing Communities

As part of our work through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Sector Support and Development (SSD) we have been collecting and sharing stories and resources that promote innovative and collaborative partnerships in the aged care sector.

Collaboration and innovation are key elements for fostering age-friendly communities and inclusive and responsive services.

Across Queensland a range of models and partnerships are evolving to enable people to age in place.

Showcased below are some of these stories – told through the voices of people living and working in rural, remote and urban settings across our state.

They illustrate ways collaborative partnerships are contributing to vibrant economies, workforce development, sustainable communities, and enhanced health and wellbeing.

Does your community have an innovative and collaborative approach for people accessing and using aged care services? Let us know by emailing

Are you a CHSP Provider?  Connect with peers in the sector by registering to join our CHSP Provider Community of Practice Hub.

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.  Although funding for these activities has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government. 



The Community Managed Aged Care Model – where it began, Bell. Innovative community-led and managed aged care models are gaining momentum across Queensland and the country. The model began in the small rural community of Bell in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains in Queensland. The video below was filmed…
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Driving for health outcomes – Community Transport making a difference. Community transport providers through the aged care system are making a critical difference to the lives of people in regional and rural communities. Responsive to people’s varying needs, they connect older residents with health appointments, shopping, recreation and community relationships,…
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Connecting for collective outcomes – the Brisbane North PHN consortium model.  Working collaboratively at a regional level can significantly enhance outcomes for individuals, communities and providers. In 2020, older people were disconnected from their community, social groups, and support services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video…
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