We are a community-based organisation caring for the people
of the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires
Registered NDIS Provider
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health
for Home Care Package Service Providers
We Value Our Community's Diversity
and are LGBTIQA+ Inclusive
Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. has been servicing the Byron Shire region for 30 years
and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Visit www.health.gov.au for more information.
This website was last updated by Byron Shire Respite Service Inc. on the 15th January 2022.
Support frail older people or, older people with a diversability
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 diversabilities
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.
Embed the Wellness and Reablement Approach into service provision and support.
Our day program will remain closed until Monday 31st January 2022.
Please telephone 02) 6685 1619 for more information.
If you require EMERGENCY RESPITE
please call the Carers Gateway on:
1800 422 737 (24hrs)
Please click onto the image below to open a 4 page edition of the January 2022 Carers' Newsletter.
If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive a newsletter monthly
Carers Week took place in October. At Byron Shire Respite Service, we celebrate carers and the love they share and the work they do. You can read the full story at The Echo online by visiting:
Byron Carers Support Group
The Carers Coffee Club takes places on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Brunswick Heads.
Our next get-together is Wednesday 26th January 2022.
For more information, please telephone Emma on 02) 6685 1619
Byron Shire Respite Service is proud to be working with Dementia Australia
to address the stigma, isolation and discrimination of dementia, through the development of communities
that accept and welcome people living with dementia and enable them to live with purpose.
To support Dementia-Friendly Communities in the Northern Rivers, visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting project.
Are you living with dementia?
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
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.
If you live with younger onset dementia and have a young family - this book may be of interest.
It is available for purchase directly from Byron Shire Respite Service in Brunswick Heads.
A kindle ebook version is also available for purchase from Amazon.
Click on the cartoon below and visit the link:
Although funding for these programs have been provided by the Australian Government,
the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.