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Aged and Disability services

Byron Shire Council provides support services to protect  and enhance the health and well-being of older people, seniors, people with disabilities and carers.

This is reflected by the implementation of initiatives identified in Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and Positive Ageing Strategy, which are aligned with Council's Community Strategic Plan.

For information on Local Service Providers who support older people and people with a disability contact Disability and Aged Information Service (DAISI) or Free Call on 1800 800 340.

For further information contact a member of the Council's Community Development Team on 02 6626 7000 or email access@byron.nsw.gov.au

Council aims to foster a healthy, active and socially supported life for older adults. Council’s Aged and Disability Services carries out a community development and planning role to ensure that older adults are included in community life. These activities are carried out in partnership with community agencies such as neighbourhood houses,community health centres, seniors clubs and other community organisations.

Byron Shire Council works to promote access and inclusion of people with a disability in their community and recognises that people with a disability have a right to quality facilities and services that enable them to live and fully participate in their communities.

Byron Shire Council's commitment to providing for the needs of all the community, including people with a disability, is reflected in Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and by implementing initiatives identified in Council's Community Strategic Plan. We are committed to working alongside people with a disability to create more inclusive communities.

Locate accessible public toilet facilities and find out about the Master Locksmith key (MLAK) which allows people with disabilities 24 / 7 access to public facilities by using a universal key and lock.

Try out a Sandcruiser beach wheelchair to experience the sand and surf. The Sandcruiser takes you where most wheelchairs can only dream of – onto the sand and into the water. Byron Shire Council has two Sandcruisers available for loan free of charge.

Carers play a vital role in the wider community. A carer is “a person of any age who provides any informal assistance, in terms of help or supervision, to persons with disability, the elderly or ill.