History and values
Officially launched in July 2012, we are a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Deafblind UK. Our purpose is to expand the opportunities, choice and control that people with a sensory impairment have within social care and ensure that our services meet their individual needs and aspirations.
As well as working with people who have a sensory impairment, About Me provides a dedicated training service for social care professionals. We deliver bespoke training opportunities in areas of sensory awareness, assessment and communication.
In essence our 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 we serve have opportunities to participate within society and contribute to their local communities.
Any surpluses made by About Me Care & Support will either be reinvested back into the social enterprise or endowed to Deafblind UK, supporting the charitable objectives of the organisation.