Volunteering is available for members of the community within our programs and operates throughout the Byron Shire. Volunteers are invaluable to the continuation of not-for-profit services and there are many roles available including enjoying activities with people at the centre, assisting workers on outings and bus trips, taking people to appointments.
Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia to enhance our Dementia-Friendly Community, but we need your help!
Byron Shire Respite Service is a community-based organisation caring for the people of the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Our Vision Statement is to provide quality respite support for clients and their carers and therefore enhance their quality of life - however, we cannot always reach people with dementia or their carers that worry about partaking in community life or accessing mainstream services due to the real or percieved stigma of living with dementia. Dementia-friendly communities are inclusive and support people with dementia and their carers to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value that we all expect.
Younger people and many from diverse communities may have real concerns about approaching services or the wider community due to real or perceived stigma. People with dementia deserve to enjoy the same services and human rights as all other Australians, with full inclusion in their community. Becoming dementia-friendly means YOU can help your community to support people living with dementia to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.
People that may not access the community or its support services include those:
- Living with younger onset dementia
- Identifing as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI)
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples
- People living with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV-associated dementia, Motor Neurone disease and Traumatic Brain Injury, to name a few.
Byron Shire Respite Service is looking for community members that would like to get involved. It is our dream that people caring for someone with dementia at home and their loved-ones will partake in community life and access available services for much needed support.
Are you living with dementia?
Byron Shire Respite Service is thankful for the support offered by the following businesses and individuals.
Support the people who support us!
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the following business supporters in the community.
Thank you to everybody who has donated to the Byron Shire Respite Service Inc.
We are always happy to receive donations or goods for raffles to help us provide quality respite for carers.
Byron Respite Service Inc is a Deductible Gift Recipient and all donations over $2 are tax deductable.
If you are able to contribute, please contact us
Online raffles available to support our service. Fundraising activities are essential to the continued operation of services providing care in the community. If you are a business and would like to donate product for a raffle, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the service manager on 02) 6685 1921. All proceeds will go towards providing additional respite services and day programs.