At some point in our lives, we will probably end up caring for a family member. It may be a short term solution but more than likely, it could end up being a full time or nearly full-time role. It’s a job that is emotionally, physically and psychologically taxing on both you and the person you’re caring for and oftentimes, the government supports are either too hard to access or just simply not enough. Chair of the Queer Greens and freelance journalist Robert O’Sullivan is one of these carers. He joins Rachel to discuss what his day to day life looks like while caring for a family member and what it’s like to be rejected for carer’s allowance from a system that doesn’t seem to care for its carers.
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