What is a Support Service Provider (SSP)?
An SSP serves as the eyes and ears of a person with combined vision and hearing loss. SSPs provide visual and environmental information necessary so the participant can access information in order to make decisions independently. The support provided varies depending on the needs of the individual.
During the Confident Living Program, an SSP may:
Help orient participants to their room
Push participant’s wheelchair if necessary
Help set or reset alarm clocks
Provide wake-up alert if necessary
Help pack or unpack clothes
Help with laundry if needed
Guide participants to meals, meeting rooms, restroom etc.
Help get meals and carry meals to table.
Help get snacks and drinks in the meeting room
Guide participants to restroom
Help take meal tray to the dish room, if needed
Help participants participate in games and activities (serve as their eyes and ears)
Read printed material
Accompany participants on any trip. Explain environmental and other information as requested.
Share your expertise & knowledge with participants
Have Fun and be a positive support to participants