self-managed home care package services

Assistance With Caring Service

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is a government subsidised program for Aging peoples over the age of 65 or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

With Byron Shire Respite Service (BSRS), clients and carers receive the full benefits of a personcentred Care Management model.

This includes an assessment, updating of care notes, updating/ review of Care Plans, allocation of client specific staff, co-designing Care Plans and communicating strategies based on changing needs, and advice given by the Care Management team.

This model is the bedrock of our service, equips our staff to be well informed to each client’s needs and enables the organisation to provide in-depth person-centred care

Without this model in place Byron Respite would not be able to provide the full extent of care provision and may place a client or staff member at risk.

If you are transitioning from the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) onto a

self-managed Home Care Package, BSRS will continue to provide this Care Management model for you or loved one, but the model is no longer subsidised. In order receive same level of Care Management service that you did under CHSP, BSRS has in place a small annual fee (for HCP levels 3 & 4 only) enabling our organisation to continue to provide the level of care you are accustomed to.

price guide

Self-Managed Home Care Package Price Guide

Our fees

Our Care office can assist you with further details and discuss a program that best suits your needs. To find out what the financial contribution from your HCP might be, you can use the tables below as a guide:

Assistance With Caring Service Annual Fee-Billed Monthly All rates inc gst

HCP Package Level 1 HCP Package Level 1 HCP Package Level 1 HCP Package Level 1
No fee No fee No fee No fee

Social Support and Respite Care All rates inc gst

Social support can include friendly visiting in your home, assistance with meal preparation, shopping, outings and transport to medical appointments. Respite care in the home or community enables the carer can take a well deserved break.

Qualified and experienced Support worker Daytime hours 6:00am-8:00pm Evening hours 8:00pm-12:00pm Working overnight hours 12:00-6:00am Saturday rate* Sunday rate* Public Holiday rate* 1-off sleepover rate (plus working hours if required)
Per hour: $68 $78 $81 $105 $135 $165 $100 per night

Ask us about our respite room available for overnight stays. Additional $120 per night (or $140 inc meals) plus staffing costs

*Three hour minimum start on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Social Support Group Monday-Friday Transport
Social Support Group at our Brunswick Heads Centre (including transport) 9.15am- 3:45pm Transport during service within the shire 50% travel from previous client to brokerage client
$110 per day $1.35 per km
Social Support Group at our Brunswick Heads Centre (excluding transport) 10.00am- 3:00pm Transport to hospitals/medical appointments out of the Byron Shire
$100 per day $68 per hour

*Rate for centre-based program includes all activities and performers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Getting started

Telephone or email our helpful Care office to check available programs and arrange for a member of our team to visit your home to develop a tailored service to meet your needs. Or make an appointment to view our centre-based program. Monday to Friday 9.00am- 4:30pm (excluding public holidays) 02) 6685 1629 or email:

Taking a break

If you need to postpone or cancel our service due to illness, holidays or family visiting, please let us know in advance so we can temporarily suspend your services.

To avoid a cancellation fee, please telephone us by 4pm the day before a scheduled service.

who we are

Byron Respite provides innovative affordable person-centred centre-based programs, in-home and community access care and support.

We are a not-for-profit community based organisation providing care and assistance to people living in the Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires.

Our offices and centre-based program are located inside the Brunswick Valley Community Centre at 42 South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads, opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving club.

byron shire respite service inc.

Brunswick Valley Community Centre, South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads.

P.O. Box 163 Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

(02) 6685 1629

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