We are a community-based organisation caring for the people
of the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires
Registered NDIS Provider
National Home Care Standards Accredited
We Value Our Community's Diversity
and are LGBTIQA+ Inclusive
Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. has been servicing the Byron Shire region for over 25 years
and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.
With a focus on caring, wellness and reablement,
provide person centred support to people with diverse needs
to enhance their quality of life
and maintain a familiar lifestyle in the community and in their own homes.
Support frail older people or, older people who have a classified disability
to remain in their own home for as long as they can and wish to do so
Support younger people with a cognitive disability within their home and in the community
Promote individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination
and decision-making and actively prevent abuse, harm, neglect and violence
Work with individuals and families, friends and carers to promote opportunities
for meaningful participation and active inclusion in society
Support family or other primary care givers in their role through providing respite care services
for frail, older people or those with a disability
allowing regular carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities
Engender an environment where staff and volunteers are valued and supported,
and operate the organisation in an effective, efficient and accountable manner.
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
If you require EMERGENCY RESPITE
please call the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on:
1800 052 222 (24hrs)
Walk in the shoes of a person with dementia
EDIE event on Wednesday November 20th, 2019
If you are interested in attending this EDIE event on Wednesday November 20th, at the Brunswick Valley Community Centre, South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads, please double click on the flyer image and you will be forwarded to the email address to register you interest and receive further notifications.
Please click onto the image below to open a 4 page edition of the September 2019 Carers' Newsletter.
If you would like to be on our mailing list to recieve a newsletter monthly
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your caring role, please telephone Janine on 6685 1619.
Byron Carers Support Group
Our next Carers Coffee Club will be on Monday the 14th of October,
please telephone or SMS Karen on 0412 911 613 if you are interested in attending.
Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to address the stigma, isolation and discrimination of dementia, through the development of communities
that accept and welcome people living with dementia and enable them to live with purpose.
To support Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers, visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting project.
Are you living with dementia?
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.
For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia
Available for purchase directly at Byron Shire Respite Service in Brunswick Heads,
through Amazon or 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:
Although funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Program has been provided by the Australian Government,
the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.