Country Home Services is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation with a local board of directors and local employees. We receive Federal and State Government support for our funded services.

Our Vision

First Choice for Home Services

Our Purpose

With our support, people live the life they want.

Our Philosophy - People Can Expect

A ‘power-with’ relationship (the person being decisively influential in how they are to be assisted)

To decide what services are provided and who provides them

Tailor made services
A bespoke approach

Can do approach
Solutions to the most obscure challenges

Our commitment to find the tools to make life better

Support to remain connected with their community


About Our Organisation

Country Home Services (formerly CHAP) is an organisation based in the country communities of the Clare Valley, Yorke Peninsula, Wakefield Plains, Mid-North, Adelaide Plains, Light Region, Gawler and the Barossa Valley.

It is within these communities that we have delivered services for 30 years, working with country people of all ages. We pride ourselves in being local and working with local workers in your region.

When you join our organisation, you can have confidence that we understand your community. We work with a large cross-section of people from busy professionals who have regular house cleaning to older people who receive our funded services.

If you would like more information on any of our services then call us on 1300 773 202.

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Ashley Clarence

Chief Executive Officer

Before coming to Country Home Services Ashley spent 7 years with The Salvation Army, with 3 of them as the National Manager for Disability Employment Services. Ashley has lived in a variety of country communities, but has mostly called the Barossa home.

As CEO to Country Home Services, Ashley’s focus is one that is more connected to the community. To be able to apply his skills to not only grow the organization, but to do so in a way that supports our clients and workers, and the community as a whole. 


Catherine Balfour-Ogilvy

Manager Business Development 

Through both managing and working in community service teams across regional South Australia and the Northern Territory, Catherine brings over 20 years of valuable experience to our organisation.
As Business Development Manager for Country Home Services, Catherine will be applying her knowledge to researching new market opportunities and to further develop the areas of quality and risk, and marketing.

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Barb Carlin

Manager Operations

Barb has spent most of her working life in country based health and community services, mainly on Yorke Peninsula. Her experience brings valued knowledge to her role as Manager of Operations where she supports the functions of Administration, Service Delivery and Brokerage Support. 

Board of Directors

Margaret Zweck

Geoff Spence
Deputy Chairperson

Margaret Manuel

Leith Jenkins

Cindy Gray

Greg Anderson


Reports are important in understanding the direction and quality of the organisation. Please view our organisation reports here.

Annual Report

Strategic Plan


Want to learn more about the types of services we offer


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House Cleaning Personal Care Transport and
Social Support
Gardening Home Maintenance Custom Requests