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 Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. 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

Last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. April 20th 2016.


 National Disability Standards Accredited           National Home Care Standards Accredited



   Contact Commonwealth Respite
   and Carelink Centres 1800 052 222

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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NEW FOR 2016!

Visit our FUNDRAISING website to purchase a raffle ticket to go into the running to
WIN a LEXUS IS 250 Luxury! 


Byron Carer Newsletter April 2016 THUMB

The monthly Byron Carer newsletter contains lots of tips and local support contacts. To view pdfs of the latest editions, please click on this image and the 4 page pdf will open in a new window. Newsletters from April, March, February & January 2016, and December, November and October 2015 are available in the CARERS tab of this website at http://byronrespite.com.au/carers.html. Alternatively, if you would like to receive a copy in the post, please call us on 02) 6685 1619.


    To purchase a 2016 Respite Calendar CLICK HERE ->

BSRS 2016 Calendar Jan16 adAlthough funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme has been provided by the Australian Government,
the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.




Postitive ageing is related to the creation of and age friendly communities

That is creating a community which facilitates older people's participation and involvement.
It recognises the vital roles ageing people play as family members carers vo



caring for someone

If you are looking after someone who has a chronic illness, mental health condition, physical disability, intellectual disability, a person with special needs, a parent or other family member, a spouse or partner, or a friend - you may be consid