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Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. has been servicing the Byron Shire region for 25 years
is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.

Due to recent government changes, responsibility for ageing and aged care has recently moved to the Department of Health from the Department of Social Services (DSS). Information about ageing and aged care is currently still available on the DSS website, and will be transferred to the Department of Health website shortly. For current information of ageing and aged care,
please visit: www.dss.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care

Last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. October 3rd 2016.


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   Contact Commonwealth Respite
   and Carelink Centres 1800 052 222

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The Carer Gateway is an Australian Government initiative. It provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, a chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who is frail aged.
To learn more call 1800 422 737 (8am – 6pm, Monday-Friday), or visit www.carergateway.gov.au

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Carer Gateway website for carers is a great place to start for support and services
The website provides practical information and resources to support carers and its
interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

Byron Carer Newsletter Sep 2016 THUMB

 Please click onto the above image to open a 4 page pdf of September's Carers' Newsletter.
If you would like to be on our mailing list to recieve a newsletter monthly
or discuss any aspect of your caring role, please telephone Barbara on 6685 1619.


Although funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme has been provided by the Australian Government,

the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

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Postitive ageing is related to the creation of and age friendly communities

That is creating a community which facilitates older people's participation and involvement.
It recognises the vital roles ageing people play as family members carers vo



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If you are looking after someone who has a chronic illness, mental health condition, physical disability, intellectual disability, a person with special needs, a parent or other family member, a spouse or partner, or a friend - you may be consid