Passing years, lack of options taking toll on ageing carers

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SARAH-JANE COLLINS

January 25, 2010

Barbara Higgens with son Neil, who has been waiting for suitable supported housing for seven years.

Barbara Higgens with son Neil, who has been waiting for suitable supported housing for seven years. Photo: Angela Wylie

EVERY day Barbara Higgens helps her son Neil get dressed and ready for day care. She lays out his clothes, helps him brush his teeth and checks that he’s cleaned under his arms….

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