Millions of Australians are disabled themselves or care for someone with a profound disability. Read the shocking stories of those left to soldier on in silence.
The Walmsley Family
"There’s no light at the end of the tunnel"
“Charlie, 5, has an undiagnosed severe-profound level of disability, he relies on me 100% for his basic care – feeding, bathing, toileting, and even more so for his entertainment,” says his mum Elle.
“We have been bouncing around waitlists in the medical and government system for years and have been forced to fight for the most basic of rights – early intervention, equipment, transport, funding, respite....the list goes on.
Our biggest fear is the lack of supported accommodation for the future.
There are aged carers out there in their 70s who have not yet found a placement for their adult child. Families affected by such severe disability need a light at the end of the tunnel.”
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