One-to-one support and enablement for deafblind people with a learning disability.
KAB's Intervenor Service provides one-to-one person centred support for people who are congenitally deafblind or visually impaired with additional physical disabilities, resulting in complex needs. The service can also benefit people with a single sensory impairment who also has significant additional disabilities, again resulting in complex needs.
KAB Intervenors provide:
- support to learn and develop communication skills using a range of methods, like objects of reference, picture exchange systems and hand under hand communication, symbolic representation, tactile sign systems, and olfactory references.
- development of a specifically structured programme of activities to encourage social and personal development.
- a professional sighted guiding service.
- support with the use of low vision aids.
- hearing aid support and maintenance
- support to develop and maintain daily living skills and skills for independence.
The Intervenor Service is charged at an hourly rate. Clients can either pay privately, or may be eligible for financial help from their local authority, via Direct Payments or Personal Budgets.
"We believe every deafblind person has the right to choice and independence. Intervenors can make that happen."
Kent Association for the Blind also offers Guide Communicators for people with dual sensory impairment (deafblindness) and one-to-one Sight Support Services for those with sight loss.