Robert has been an above knee amputee since 2003. The type of amputation is known as a hip disarticulation where part of the hip joint is also removed. Since his amputation Robert’s life totally changed gone were the days of free moving around, to a life on crutches and using a wheelchair. Robert has been out of work since then. I
n 2010 Robert has been involved in his local community’s Men’s Shed. In 2013 he became its Treasurer and now attends up to 3 days a week. Robert is passionate about people with physical disabilities who he feels are sometimes overlooked in the community regarding activities and social interaction with others of a similar disabilities. He became aware of the PDA in late 2019, joined our social hours during the 2020 COVID lockdown and has enjoyed interacting with other members at these times. Robert has an associate diploma of Business Computing and recently began work on a website dedicated to the history of his old secondary school. He has a love for electronics and creating items, which helps keep him active.