Sam attends sessions at the Future Life Centre (FLC) at Amersham and Wycombe College. Sam wears a hearing aid and uses British Sign Language (BSL) and gestures to communicate.
Jo is the Manager at No Limits Bucks and admits she is not great at signing but is game to have a go.
Most Wednesdays Jo is able to spend time at the FLC as we call it and when she does, Sam will come looking for her to make a date.
Sam loves painting nails and he especially loves painting Jo’s nails. Sam will come to the office and both he and Jo go through a ritual of hand signals and pointing to watches and clocks to decide on a time for the beauty session.
At the designated time Sam will knock on the office door to remind Jo and they then meet in the common room where Sam will carefully paint each of Jo’s nails whilst she patiently holds out each finger in turn.
Once Jo’s nails have been painted, both Sam and Jo will spend a few minutes discussing, through gestures and facial expressions, whether they like the colour of the nail polish or not.
Then the session is over. Jo goes back to her desk and countless emails and Sam carries on with his sessions for the day, but each have been enriched by a short shared session filled with Great Interactions.
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