First People


Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

CRANES is funded to provide services to people across the Clarence Valley to enable people to stay in their homes for longer, to be able to provide social and recreational support, provide carers with a break from their caring role and to generally provide support when needed.  If this is what you are looking for CRANES can assist you to do this.

All of our services have a strong focus on reablement and wellness to assist the person to regain their functional capacity, improve their independence and quality of life. 

To find out if you are eligible for services you can speak to our Customer and Liaison Team or contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit

These programs are funded by the Department of Health



Elders Groups

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides Social Support for our first people communities.  This is supported by providing Elder Groups the opportunity to come together for celebrations, yarning, activities etc. 

The group is facilitated by a leader who will guide the activities for the day.  Some of the activities include attending cultural events, going on day trips, guest speakers to the group, doing activities together such as arts and crafts, having lunch together and sharing stories.

These groups happen weekly and are held in Grafton and Maclean.



Social Support

Social Support enables people an opportunity to access their community for 1:1 support or small groups with people who have similar interests.  There are shopping trips, active groups out and about in the community or just support to enable new connections to be made and the sharing of old stories. 

These connections can be social friendships for support or connections back to their community.  Phone support is also provided for those who choose to remain at home and not go out and about. 




CRANES is a registered NDIS provider in New South Wales.

Once you have your NDIS plan you can choose CRANES to be your NDIS service provider.  CRANES will work with you to develop your support plan so that you can receive the services that you need. 


CRANES supports both children and adults to live the life they would like to live.

Click here to find out more about our NDIS services.




Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides meals in the home for people who are unable to prepare their own meal.