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National Disability Standards Accredited    National Home Care Standards Accredited

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. November 15th 2017.


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please call 1800 052 222

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 Please click onto the above image to open a 4 page edition of the November 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.

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Pre-order your calendar for 2018 now!

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Next year's calendar is available shortly, with limited stock available. To avoid disappointment, pre-order your copy now. 1 A4 sized page to a month featuring people from our very own service. This year's theme is a tongue-in-cheek: 'Advice for young people from those who know'.

Beautifully printed on gloss stock, this A4 sized calendar is spiral bound, with a hole inserted for easy wall hanging. The calendars are a fundraising initiative and all profits from sales go toward providing quality respite for carers in our region. Available for the great price of $25 per copy,
it's a great Christmas present idea for family. Why not grab a couple?

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Have you visited The Carer Gateway?

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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For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia

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Available through Amazon and as an ebook on kindle, this children's book may be of interest.

Jack’s daddy has something wrong in his head.
Sometimes Jack helps him because he can’t remember and does strange things.
There is something deep inside his brain and it won’t get better. He has dementia.

Click on the cartoon below and visit the link:

Younger Onset Dementia childrens book kids

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