This company has developed a specialist team providing support to people with sensory impairments and disabilities.
Established in 2006 to provide quality home care across Derbyshire, today One to One Support Services is an Investors in People Gold holder for excellence in staffing and services – which it achieved first go.
It also operates as a training academy offering health and social care courses including British Sign Language and dual sensory impairment training.
The Chesterfield 0rganisation employs people with disabilities, particularly people who are profoundly deaf. Inclusion is an everyday part of the organisation and it actively encourages those who are deaf or have a disability to apply for roles in the team.
An interpreter is always provided in staff meetings and deaf staff can easily contact the office using the designated textphone.
The Department for Work and Pensions featured One to One staff in a promotional video for its Disability Confident campaign. It was chosen because of its staff diversity and the value and contribution of disabled staff.
Managing director Melanie Ulyatt is passionate about disability inclusion, from creating a working environment welcoming to all, to hosting events that promote British Sign Language recognition, she goes above and beyond to promote equality and opportunities for disabled people.
The judges said One to One offered quality home care and communication support to individuals. And employees with varying degrees of disability are included in several programmes particularly the deaf.