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 Clark family, Lindfield, NSW
“Who will help my daughter?”
“My third child Georgia, 12, can’t walk or talk and is incontinent. Now she is 12, I find it very hard to manage her physically,” says her mum Katrina.
“Caring for Georgia’s ongoing needs is often overwhelming.
The knowledge that it will be impossible for Georgia to find a place in long term supported accommodation without having to abandon her in a respite or hospital bed, refusing to collect her, is daunting.
How does a country as wealthy as Australia offer so little to those most in need?”
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