Samira Abbas is qualified in British Sign Language and has worked supporting deaf people within and out of the social housing sector for the last 10 years. She is also qualified in Health & Social Care and Child Care. Samira has a wealth of knowledge from working within the deaf and the care industry. Qualified in Health & Social Care, Samira has over 20 years experience within the care sector, including residential and domiciliary care. Fluent in British Sign Language, Samira was a support worker for deaf individuals within the social housing sector before starting Sam2Sam Deaf Care Service Ltd in September 2013, alongside Marvin Bizoola.
Through her own experiences, Samira realised the care services available to the deaf are limited, often inadequate and very costly.
Samira believes in a person-centred approach and feels passionate about promoting independent living. With her hands-on method, Samira leads by example through working with all clients. This enables her staff members to shadow in her footsteps ensuring that her care team are competent to deliver a high standard of care.
"I decided to set up SAM2SAM Deaf Care Service Ltd in order to increase awareness for deaf people in need of care. I firmly believe that they deserve the same level of care, attention and support as those of hearing service users. Through my own experiences, it came to my attention that the care service offered to the deaf community is limited, often inadequate and very costly. Many are unaware of such services and are left struggling to find the right level of care because of lack of communication."
At SAM2SAM Deaf Care Service Ltd, we provide flexible care services for anyone in need of assistance in the comfort of their own home. We also specialise in those who are deaf or hard of hearing. From help cooking and cleaning, to administering medication, our friendly carers offer domiciliary care with the ability to communicate in BSL, which is something SAM2SAM Deaf Care Service Ltd take great pride in. Communication is key and affords clients control, dignity and independence at every stage of life.
"My ultimate goal is to raise awareness and improve the quality of care by providing professional, affordable care for all our service users and those of our deaf community.”