About Me Care & Support is a social enterprise working with people who have a sensory impairment to provide personalised, community-inclusive care and support solutions. Launched in July 2012, they are a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Deafblind UK. Their purpose is to expand the opportunities, choice and control that people with a sensory impairment have within social care.
As well as working with people who have a sensory impairment, About Me provides a dedicated training service for social care professionals. They deliver bespoke training opportunities in areas of sensory awareness, assessment and communication.
In essence their mission is to provide customers with community-based personalised social care services which put the individual in control, supporting them to achieve their aspirations and lifestyle choices. This not only helps the individual but also benefits the wider community, ensuring that the people they serve have opportunities to participate within society and contribute to their local communities.
who they serve
About Me works with people who have a sensory impairment, this includes people who are blind, partially sighted, deafened, deaf, deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss.
Each support package is planned and delivered with the individual to meet their needs and aspirations. All their services are truly bespoke and personalised, with individuals involved at every stage from the planning and recruitment to delivery and evaluation.
Services they provide
Support services are delivered within people’s homes, helping them to manage their lives, maintain relationships with friends and family, as well as participate in and integrate with their local community. This can include:
- Developing a person-centred plan with you,
- Understanding the sorts of things you want to do
- Determining the amount of support you need and can afford
- Planning the times you would like a support worker to be available
- Suggesting alternative solutions like using friends or volunteers instead of paid support workers
Their Communicator Guides, Interpreters and Language Support Professionals provide support to deafblind people attending health and, where appropriate, other appointments.
Rainbow Court is a supported housing scheme that provides people with a combined sight and hearing loss the opportunity to live independently within the wider community. A highly trained and skilled support team based at Rainbow Court offer support packages ranging from personal care to community involvement. They can also assist tenants with day-to-day activities such as dealing with post, paying bills and other tasks.
They offer accredited training, awareness training and bespoke training for professionals working in the sensory field.
Please click here to visit the aboutme website or contact them directly using the details below
About Me Care and Support Limited
John and Lucille van Geest Place