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- Established 1991 

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. August 25th 2016.


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 National Disability Standards Accredited           National Home Care Standards Accredited



   Contact Commonwealth Respite
   and Carelink Centres 1800 052 222


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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Byron Carer Newsletter Aug 2016 THUMBThe monthly Byron Carer newsletter contains lots of tips and local support contacts. To view pdfs of the latest editions, please click on this image and the 4 page pdf will open in a new window. Newsletters from August, July, June, May April, March, February & January 2016 are available in the CARERS tab of this website at http://byronrespite.com.au/carers.html. Alternatively, if you would like to receive a copy in the post, please call us on 02) 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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That is creating a community which facilitates older people's participation and involvement.
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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