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 LGBTI 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.
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)
Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to enhance Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers.
for more information about our exciting new project.
Please click onto the above image to open a 4 page edition of the July 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.
Still trying to manage without a 2018 calendar?
There is still 6 months to go -
and we have limited numbers of our full-colour A4 calendar available!
Purchase one and help support people in our region with quality respite.
Due to popular demand, we have reprinted this year's calendar, but new copies are running out fast.
The calendar has one 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'.
You'll be surprised at some of the responses!
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 (postage included) or only $20 if collected in person from Byron Shire Respite Service in Brunswick Heads.
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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.
For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia
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:
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.