The Essence of a Circle

Essence – the basic, real and invariable nature of a thing or its significant features At Community Circles we set out with the aim of developing circles of support at scale so that everyone can benefit.  We knew circles of support had been around for a long time and...

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Care homes and schools, the magic relationship

Community Circles are working with care homes throughout Wigan and Leigh, supporting people to stay connected to what really matters to them. The purpose of the Circle could be anything that is important to the person; staying connected at church or keeping involved...

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Community Circles – Asset Based Approaches in Action

Free to use DIY materials and guides, low cost membership and more At Community Circles we have seen the impact on people’s lives of bringing people together to plan and act to help build and sustain their connections and interests – in all kinds of situations and...

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Call for volunteers to improve health in Doncaster

Volunteering Three months into my new role as community circles connector working with GP surgeries in Doncaster and I've now met with five lovely people who are living with long term health conditions.  I feel very privileged that they have given me a glimpse into...

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Georgia’s Community Circle

Community Circles have been working with Brandon Trust, the learning disability charity, to set up Community Circles for people with learning disabilities and autism. This is the story of a young lady supported by Brandon Trust named Georgia, and the positive...

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How Community Circles help people to stay connected

I saw this graphic on Twitter, the bleak statistics from Campaign to End Loneliness about loneliness in the UK and the effects it has on our physical and mental health. Nobody wants to be lonely and I don’t think knowing there are lonely people in our local...

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