STARTING off as a courier and mail delivery service, DNDP is introducing a new digital agency service.
The DNDP digital agency will employ people with disabilities, providing flexible employment to their own timeframe and needs, in six key areas:
* Website design and development
* Content writing
* Online marketing
* Graphics design
* I.T. coding/ app development
It launches on May 29.
Begins a spokesperson: “Through our current courier services, we recognise that there is still a community of people with disabilities who are predominantly housebound.
“In our experience, many have been using I.T. as a communication tool, sometimes for decades.
“DNDP will offer practical work experience to enable these individuals to look at their technology skills as a route to employment.”
DNDP aims to create 12 new roles in the digital agency over a three-year period: six senior roles and six junior ones.
There is also scope for people to go into self-employment, in freelance positions, after the initial 13 or 26-week programme.
Therefore, the actual numbers of people with disabilities engaged with, could be a ratio of between three or four-to-one, for everyone involved with the project.
These figures are based on the current sustainable jobs created by DNDP CIC courier service: 15 employees from 61 disabled people in three years.
Adds the spokesperson: “Our digital agency will support the vision of the Scottish Government by increasing digital participation as part of the digital economic landscape for those that are housebound, and previously marginalised and excluded from the labour force.
“In doing so, we will be able to connect communities – both within DNDP and with the wider business community while increasing social inclusion and participation in society as a whole.
“In 2016, we were approved funding for our digital agency project by The National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund Scotland, and we will start introducing our digital services from 29 May 2017.”
Bruce Gunn, the founder of DNDP, has a wealth of previous experience in the technology industry and wants to use that experience as a catalyst for people with disabilities that are housebound to gain employment and improve their lives.
He said: “We are a further step closer to a world of equal opportunities for people with disabilities by seeing past the ‘Dis-ability’ and seeing the ‘Different-ability’.”
Notes for editors:
Name: Bruce Gunn (managing director)
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