David and Mark, like many other NDIS participants, found securing open employment challenging. But through their experience with Caringa Australia’s Topcut’s Lawn and Garden supported employment services, they have been able to gain skills and confidence to transition to a mainstream employment opportunity with the local Grafton Greyhound Racing Club, with great success.
Manager of the Grafton Greyhound Racing Association, Glen Heatley, praised the men saying, ‘Everyone raves about David and Mark and the work they do. They are both doing a great job.’ With the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club recently undergoing a $6 million upgrade, they are busier than ever.
‘We’re definitely getting busier and busier, and having these guys on board is making a huge difference to the club.’
Engaging Caringa Australia’s support for the first few months, both David and Mark are now independently working with Glen and his team.
‘Working at Caringa gave me the confidence to talk to people’ Mark said ‘I really enjoy it’.
David said working in a supported environment like Caringa’s Topcut’s has helped him with his confidence, and that ‘everyone has been so supportive’ with his transition to the Greyhound Racing Club.
‘It’s a mainstream job to me. That’s something I never thought I would have’.