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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 

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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.

 

OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION
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

Last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. July 9th, 2019. 

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If you require EMERGENCY RESPITE
please call the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on:
1800 052 222 (24hrs)

Please click onto the above image to open a 4 page edition of the July 2019 Carers' Newsletter.

Byron Carer Newsletter July 2019

If you would like to be on our mailing list to recieve a newsletter monthly
email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your caring role, please telephone Janine on 6685 1619.

Are you a dementia friend yet

 Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to enhance Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers. Visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting new project.

Are you living with dementia?

If you are living with younger onset dementia or a part of a diverse community and would like to get involved in our Dementia-Friendly Communities project within the Byron region - We would love to hear from you! There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at your own pace, meet new friends and help raise awareness. Please contact Karen at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia Australia It starts with you

 

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 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:

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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.

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