Lac is the primary carer for her brother Andrew, who was born with Down syndrome. While she thinks of it as her family duty, she found that she was eligible for services to help her look after Andrew. There are times when Lac feels isolated and has a lot more responsibility than other people of her age. But she also has an increased sense of empathy and life skills. For advice on services and supports available to carers, please go to carergateway.gov.au or call 1800 422 737.
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