GREATER COVERAGE: Andrew, Archie, Wendy and Jesse Gibson at a CRCA and Community Solutions morning tea.
GREATER COVERAGE: Andrew, Archie, Wendy and Jesse Gibson at a CRCA and Community Solutions morning tea.

A new force in care options

ANDREW and Wendy Gibson have dedicated their lives to their children.

Wendy has stayed at home as a full-time mother, but is also a full-time carer to her son and daughter.

Both of their kids, Jesse, 18, and Archie, 19, are disabled and since they've left school Wendy has been home permanently.

Wendy often needs a helping hand and that's where Community Solutions and Capricornia Respite Care Association come into the picture.

The two organisations have amalgamated which will enable them to deliver a greater range of services.

Wendy will be able to get help from the amalgamated organisations, with her son Archie hoping to secure work in the future.

"Archie is more independent, but Jesse will need to get a carer; I won't be able to it forever," Wendy explained.

CRCA CEO Kim Whitmell said the amalgamation would bring new oppor

tunities for improved training and broader career pathways.

"Our combined team will be better equipped, resulting in the delivery of even more quality services for our people," he said.

Meanwhile, Wendy's husband Andrew, who is the CRCA chairman, said the organisation had helped the family in many areas.

Wendy said both services were great, but more help was still needed.



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