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Home Assist

The SAPOL Home Assist Program is a Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) that is funded by the Australian Government. The aim of the program is to improve home security and personal safety of eligible service users to allow them to remain safely in their homes. SAPOL works together with local Councils, health services and other agencies to support CHSP service users.

The South Australian Government supports SAPOL to deliver services to people living with a disability and their carers.

Our aim is to help you remain safely in your home and provide a better quality of life.


To be eligible for SAPOL Home Assist you must be:

  • 65 years and over or
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over or
  • under 65 years living with a disability or
  • a carer of people who meet these criteria.

What SAPOL provides

Free security audits

A police officer will come to your home and conduct a free security audit.

You will be provided with:

  • a report of any safety and security issues that could be improved
  • the contact details for the Home Assist representatives at your local council.

You may receive assistance from your local council to implement our suggestions.

Free group presentations

We offer free presentations to groups of 15 people or more. Topics include:

Home security and personal safety
Provides home security and personal safety tips.

Safety for residents in an aged care facility
Provides security and safety advice for residents in aged care facilities.

Safety in the client's home
Aimed at carers and volunteers providing Home Assist services to clients.


Contact the SAPOL Home Assist Coordinator to book a security audit or a group presentation on 7322 3211.

SAPOL Home Assist resources

Home security booklet

Personal safety booklet

Holiday safety brochure

Is your home secure? brochure

Your rights and responsibilities brochure

Home Assist fact sheet in English

Home security fact sheet

Nuisance phone calls fact sheet

Public transport and driving fact sheet

Uninvited callers fact sheet

Although funding for the SAPOL Home Assist Program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.