Terry is a retired police Inspector for The Queensland Police Service and served over 40 years in the force. With his wife Carol they have accepted Committee Member positions with Wek Services, knowing that their combined families experiences will hopefully help improve the lives of others with disabilities. Terry has attended disability related Reference Groups and Committees over the years and has worked with many to explore creative planning options and opportunities for parent careers.
Terry is a current member of the Multicap Local Area Advisory Committee and has a long involvement with Kyabra Community Association, and in particular working with other parents in the, ” Building Tomorrow’s Together” project that involved the Queensland University of Technology and the Design Institute of Australia for creative accommodation options for people with disabilities. He participated in Homes West Association 2009 review of their supports and systems.
Carol is the mother of three children. Their youngest daughter who is 41 years old has a complex intellectual disability and has only recently secured a 24/7 independent lifestyle supported accommodation house position. “Our daughter truly inspires me to continue working as an advocate because of what can be achieved”. Carol has for many years worked with service providers and other disability organizations and has attended many seminars to get a better understanding of the complexities of available disability services and of most recent, has focused on transitioning their daughter into the NDIS program.
Carol has accepted an inaugural Governance role as a Committee member of Wek Services, and has known Nadia Wek for over 9 years in the capacity of a Disability Support Worker and nutritionist for her daughter and now as the CEO of Wek Services.