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Carer Stories

Jane thumbFirst Applicant

Jane is a single mother of four children who works part-time as a theatre nurse.  Jane is the sole carer of two children Lachlan aged 13 years and Lucy 16 years both of whom suffer from anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).   MORE

King 1 thumbGrocery assistance

Robyn and Alan have travelled a difficult road with Alan having been diagnosed with dementia at the young age of 56.  Alan, who is now 63  has Alzheimer’s disease.  Robyn’s role has been that of a full time carer and with both of them being on a pension, everyday life has become increasingly difficult.  With the dollars being tight for the week prior to the next pension payments, it has become necessary to eat sparingly.  MORE 


Gould webA happy recipient

Geoff  is experiencing a difficult time at present being unemployed and not having a car but he has a strong desire to study bookkeeping to earn an  income.  His son, aged 16 years whom he cares for on a 24/7 basis has an intellectual disability, together with an Attention Deficit Disorder.    MORE

TRACY WEBA short seaside break

Tracy is the main Carer of her 3 children and each of these children has a health issue and with the difficulty of looking after her children she felt exhausted and desperately wanted to have a short break.  MORE


013 Copy Copy3A holiday for the whole family

Young Carers, Sally and Samantha, aged 10 and 11 care for their mother and their father and made a request in a letter to have a family holiday.   MORE 

Howick webHoping for Remission

Tamara has a 6 year old daughter Rebecca who suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia  (blood cancer).   Rebecca has had 9 months of heavy doses of Chemo and is scheduled for another 18 months of treatments and is currently undergoing oral chemotherapy.  MORE 

ABIGAILAbigail, an absolute angel

Michelle is a full time carer for Abigail who requires constant care as a result of being diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes developmental disabilities and neurological problems.  MORE 



 Sea ShantyShort break in Port Victoria

 Margaret has been caring for her husband for many years and eventually experienced her own health problems and was very much in need of respite.  MORE