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...
Yvonne is from a multimedia background and is responsible for Sam2Sam’s business development. She works alongside the Managing Directors to maintain and improve media communications such as website design; advertisements and research in identifying new business opportunities...
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. “We decided to set up Sam2Sam Deaf Care Service Ltd in order to help campaign and push for deaf people to have the same level of care and attention as those with hearing who require similar care services. With no capital behind us we were our own care workers and unpaid managers while we set the work up and recruited.”
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 firmly believe my clients should be cared for like I would treat my family member, placing the client at the heart of everything we do”. Skilled in bowel management and catheter care, Samira is able to train her staff in this field. “This makes us unique from other care agencies and have created several complex care packages. Working alongside district and community nurses, we take the pressure away from them and are able to provide care to spinal injury clients”.
Specialising in Dementia care, Marvin is our Dementia Champion. He liaises with other care professionals with clients suffering from Dementia and trains employees in Dementia Care. Marvin also has a background in social housing. Marvin worked in facility management, responsible for numerous sites and through his own experience, witnessed first-hand the need for quality homecare which inspired him to set up Sam2Sam Deaf Care Service Ltd in co-ordination with Samira Abbas. “My younger brother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 20 years of age and being his main carer, I experienced the impact it had on me and my family as my brother deteriorated. When Samira approached me with the idea of setting up a care company, it was clear to me that my ambition in life was to help other people and their families to get the right support”.
With a Diploma in Health & Social Care, Marvin works closely with some clients and carers, ensuring that the best quality and person centred care is being delivered at all times.
Yvonne is from a multimedia background and is responsible for Sam2Sam’s business development. She works alongside the Managing Directors to maintain and improve media communications such as website design; advertisements and research in identifying new business opportunities.
Yvonne is also responsible for recruitment and partakes in the interview process for prospective employees of all levels.
As our Training Manager, Yvonne conducts all our In-House Training and identifies where staff require further assistance in progression. She will compile a bespoke developmental plan for each individual employee.
Yvonne is a qualified care professional and is an integral member of the management team.
Magda joined our company back in 2016 and is the youngest member of our care team. She has completed all necessary training, including, Care certificate, Dementia care and Spinal injuries enabling her to work with those with very complex needs. Her cheerful and friendly personality generates a unique rapport with all the clients which motivates her to provide a superb service. Magda is profoundly deaf and is fluent in a number of languages. As well as her carer job roll, Magda is also training to be a Physiotherapist.
Kat is our newest member of Sam2Sam and has brought a wealth of knowledge to our team. She has worked in the care sector for some time, specialising in complex needs for adults and children. Qualified in British Sign Language Level 2, Kat has worked for a number of years with a deaf client and colleagues. Kat enjoys working within the deaf community and is passionate about making a difference. “I believe that people with any disabilities should be able to do anything with the right support and determination”.
Kat is a Nutritional Therapist with over 5 years of experience. She is able to do consultations in BSL, making her accessible to deaf clients without the need for an interpreter. Kat is a very caring and thoughtful person who is all about promoting natural self-healing methods. She is studying Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy and her ambition in life is to open a holistic clinic in the future.
Kat is available for private Nutrition consultations, please contact a member of our team for more information.
Manisha is profoundly deaf since birth and is fluent in BSL. Prior to joining our team in March 2015, Manisha was the sole carer for her elderly in-laws. This was the steppingstone which led to a career in the care industry. With her caring and compassionate nature, we knew Manisha was the ideal candidate for a career with Sam2Sam. After completing her care certificate, Manisha has gone on to achieve further qualifications such as catheter care and bowl management training and has gained in depth experience working with complex needs. “It is very rewarding to be able to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the training and support I have gained from working with Sam2Sam has made this possible.”
The Care Quality Commission are independent regulators of health and social care in England.
They ensure health and social care services are provided to people with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care.
They monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundmental standards of quality and safety, and they publish their findings, which includes performance ratings.
Please see the CQC performance rating and report for Sam2Sam Deaf Care Service Ltd below: