Meet our team

We thought it would be helpful to include a few pictures and short bios so you can see what a friendly bunch we are.

 
Spokz People's Mel - Clinical Director and Therapist

Mel
Founder, Clinical Director, Supervisor and Therapist
“My partner, Steve D, has a physical impairment (spinal injury) which affects us all as a family, myself included. Impairment and disability are complex things. It’s as much about relationships and identity as it is dealing with healthcare professionals, members of the public, and so much more. Talking is one of the best cures for stress, isolation, fatigue, even for pain and trauma. If you can find a way to use the support you already have around you, it can really help your wellbeing and change your life.”

 
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Spokz People's Allie - New Referrals and staff manager

Allie
New Referrals and Staff Manager
“I'm usually the first person you'll speak to when you contact us. I’ve had MS for years and use a wheelchair when my legs go on strike. Like most people, I have good and bad days. I understand the mountain disabled people have to climb on a daily basis. From the fear of dependency to the loss of autonomy and health and all the other things that come with living with an impairment, I’m passionate about helping people find their own way and helping them along that path.”

 
Spokz People Steve D - Director and Chairman

Steve D
Director and Chairman
“I’ve had a spinal injury for 25 years now and have worked as both a group leader and mentor. I set up our sister company Spokz in 2008, selling wheelchairs, accessories and sporting goods and came into contact with so many people who needed more than just a state-of-the-art wheelchair in their life. Since my partner, Mel, was already a qualified therapist, I suggested she set up the non-profit services of Spokz People to provide a more holistic approach to helping people cope with being disabled.”