Working with our clients
We visit our clients in their homes, once a week, over a period of time that may be just a few months or in some cases five years or more. This commitment gives us all a chance to build relationships as we find out about each other.
Most weekly sessions are shared between a few people who live together. We aim to find out how people express themselves and then work alongside each person to help them develop that self-expression in order to have a greater influence on their own lives and the people around them. This can be a long and subtle process and we aim to make it an enjoyable as well as an empowering one.
So, what actually happens during an Us in a Bus session? There is no typical session – what happens depends entirely on who the person is and what they feel like that day. What we do know is that there will be two Us in a Bus facilitators there (for an hour) and they will introduce themselves in ways that are familiar and reassuring to each person.
They will make sure that the activities that are introduced and any interactions that ensue are led by the people there. We use a huge range of activities and equipment to explore possibilities with people, encouraging each other’s imagination and sometimes stretching comfort zones along the way.
For two examples of our work with clients please click here.
For an example of a project we are working on in the community please click here