1 in 6 Podcast

Did you know that one in six Tasmanians is a carer? A carer is someone who gives unpaid support to a family member, friend or neighbour with disability or illness, who is frail aged, or has alcohol or other drug dependence. Their stories can be challenging and heartbreaking but also inspiring and heart-warming. The 1 in 6 podcast series is presented by Care2Serve, part of the Carers Tasmania Group. Care2Serve is the Tasmanian provider of Carer Gateway, an Australian Government program, offering free services and support for family and friend carers. If you care for a family member or friend, Carer Gateway can help. Carer Gateway can support you to navigate the maze of supports, connect with other carers, talk to someone confidentially, get help with your caring role, support with your goals and provide residential or emergency respite. All for free. Call 1800 422 737 (and press 1) or go to – www.carergateway.gov.au

Meet Oli, an individual who manages work, university studies, and multiple caring roles within their family. They lead a busy and engaging life, maintaining a positive perspective on the world.

Meet Cameron, a dedicated caregiver for his father. In this episode, Cameron shares his upbringing and the everyday challenges he encounters while caring for his father.

Meet Luana, a mother and caregiver for her son, who is the center of her world. Interestingly, Luana has managed to dedicate time in her extremely busy life to become one of the faces of the Care2Serve, Carer Gateway campaign in Tasmania.

Meet Isabella, an adolescent managing a significant load. In this captivating episode, we learn how she navigates school, elite athlete training, and caring for her mother.

Meet Kay from Glenorchy, a cornerstone of her local church and caregiver for her husband Ted. Following a delightful meal of Kay’s homemade sausage rolls and scones, our host Peter engaged in a conversation about her incredible caregiving journey.

Meet Keelan, a young Tasmanian who holds a significant role in his family by caring for his father. On this 1 in 6 Podcast, our host Peter Gee discovers that from family adversity, one can cultivate a hopeful perspective on life, leading to a promising future ahead.

Meet Sean from Burnie, situated on Tasmania’s north-west coast. In this episode of 1 in 6, host Peter Gee uncovers the profound fraternal bond shared by Sean and his brother Tim. Sean has dedicated much of his life to being Tim’s full-time caregiver.

This 1 in 6 podcast was a special event live-streamed on Facebook to mark Carers Week on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022.

Hosted by Peter Gee, the podcast features a conversation with Jean Kittson, Tasmanian Carers Week ambassador. Jean is a beloved performer of stage and screen, a keynote speaker, and the author of “We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad.”

“We Need To Talk About Mum & Dad” is a warm and witty practical guide—an all-in-one resource on how to support your aging loved ones. It covers safeguarding their health and well-being, ensuring their safety and security, and empowering them to remain self-determined and independent for as long as possible.

Meet Kathryn and Michael from Smithton, located in the far northwest of Tasmania. On this 1 in 6 episode, our host Peter Gee reveals an inspirational tale of devotion and commitment from a couple who have faced numerous obstacles and difficulties in their journey.