Robyn has been a community post person and courier driver since December 2014. She has Asperger’s syndrome and found that other companies were unwilling to take her on due to her disability. Robyn feels that working at DNDP has encouraged her to take things in life more seriously, to learn new things and to try her best. She is particularly good at driving and navigating her way through the streets and she enjoys mentoring new employees at DNDP. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys horse riding, dog walking, socialising and listening to music. She also has her own cake decorating business which can be seen on the Facebook page Celebration Cakes by Robyn. As Robyn has found since commencing her employment, “the more I do, the better I get.”
Allan Dick has been a Mail Delivery Person/Community Post Person with DNDP since June 2015. Allan has Fine and Gross Motor Skills Disorder which affects the planning and coordination of physical movement. Allan likes working with colleagues and enjoys providing service to customers. Allan had been unemployed for a year before starting with DNDP so was surprised at how quickly it all went from the time of his interview to starting work. Working has helped him get back into a routine, improved his fitness and allowed him to meet different people while exploring new areas. Allan believes other employers can learn from the relaxed working environment of DNDP and its caring and supporting managers. As Allan says “the [right] line of work is out there and sometimes you just need help to find it.”.
Des has been a courier driver since January 2015. After 13 months of unemployment, he was delighted to start work at DNDP and now feels useful and depended upon. Des had his right leg amputated at mid-thigh and he feels that having a disabled boss has greatly facilitated his return to and integration into work. He enjoys interacting with customers, finding new places and getting on with the job. He believes DNDP are more understanding towards disabled employees and that they share his belief that despite his disability he can work if given the opportunity. Outside of work Des enjoys spending time with his family, socialising, concerts, new music, driving, TV, films and surfing the internet.
Robert Murray has been a courier driver with DNDP since 2013. He enjoys driving and customer interaction, particularly travelling to new places and meeting new people. After suffering a stroke, Robert found the flexible and accommodating nature of DNDP to be extremely useful in his return to working life and in boosting his confidence. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and believes anything is possible if you really want it.