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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 

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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
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. December 1st 2018. 


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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.

Visit: http://byronrespite.com.au/dementia-friendly-communities.html
for more information about our exciting new project.


Dementia Australia It starts with you


Byron Carer Newsletter December 2018

Please click onto the above image to open a 4 page edition of the November 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.


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

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For families with a young parent living with younger onset dementia

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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:

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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.

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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