Us in a Bus is a registered charity working with people who are often isolated and can find communicating with the world (and the people in it) a challenge.
Our clients are people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs. They may find the everyday things that we take for granted – talking to friends, sharing a joke, choosing what to eat – a huge challenge. They often also have sensory and physical disabilities that make life difficult.
What we aim to do is to cut through some of these complexities and concentrate on what makes us all the same: the need to connect and communicate with each other in a way that means something to us and that contributes positively to our emotional well-being.
In practice this means getting to know our clients, normally on a one to one basis in their homes, and then developing ideas and actions that may lead to a connection being made. This might, for example, mean playing a simple game; creating a sound or a song; testing and exploring different textures or simply initiating a touch of the hand. When we meet someone, we don’t know what it might be that creates a connection, but what we do know is that it will be different for everyone. To find out more please click through to Interactive Sessions where you will find some practical examples of our work.
We also help those caring for, or supporting, people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs explore how to use Intensive Interaction 24/7. We believe that considering the communication and emotional well-being needs of those we care for, or support, should be integral to their lives, not an afterthought or an add-on. To find out more about the training we deliver and to download a Booking Form, click here.