This week is World Carers Week.
Here’s to the amazing folk who with their care, compassion and empathy bring some light to the challenges of disability and help us achieve our daily goals.
Carers can be informal, being a loved one, family or friend of a person living with a disability. They may be a formal carer in that they are someone with formal training/experience/skill who may be engaged through one of the many community care services.
For people with a chronic disability, carers can be essential for their day-to-day lives and for their social inclusion.
NDIS should expand the options and flexibility of the options available to people with a disability and their families.
So here’s to you all and thank you for all that you do.
In Gary’s case, his carers make a world of difference to him and mean he is not leaning quite so heavily on his parents and in-laws (who in their late seventies and have their own health challenges).