We recently offered our carers the chance to learn basic sign language to assist with the care of deafblind service users. We were unsure of the response we would have, but we soon had a number of our staff come forward for training.
During the course they learned to sign a number of basic phrases and words, commonly used by deafblind people.
All of those who took part agreed that it was a very useful and informative course and we hope more people will sign up in future and learn these vital skills.
Being able to provide carers with basic sign language skills sets us apart from other care companies and shows our commitment to helping a wide range of people with varying care needs.