The Us in a Bus Team
We come from a variety of backgrounds. Most of us have worked as support staff in residential settings at some point in our careers, which gives us a useful perspective when we are visiting our clients in their homes. Some of us have backgrounds in the creative arts (we have actors, artists and musicians amongst us!). Two part-time members of the team are qualified counsellors, and although, they don’t work with Us in a Bus as counsellors, their skills and knowledge help inform the team. Others come from a background of working with children in special educational settings.
What each of us has is the willingness to try to see the world from our clients’ viewpoint – the challenges they meet, not the ‘problems’ they present. We all have the ability to be creative with communication and imaginative with activities, whilst making sure we are observing and respecting our clients’ responses.
Us in a Bus’s vision is of a society where those with profound learning disabilities and/or complex needs have the opportunities to communicate and connect that others take for granted.
Us in a Bus transforms the lives of those with profound learning disabilities and/or complex needs by:
- Designing and delivering high quality, effective and innovative services
- Developing and sharing our techniques with those caring for or supporting people with profound learning disabilities and/or complex needs
- Working in partnership with others to identify needs and create solutions
- Encouraging and influencing others to consider the emotional well-being and communication needs of those with profound learning disabilities and/or complex needs