Circles Connected Our journey

We’re in week 14 of our Circles Connected Facebook Group and yet, in some ways, it doesn’t seem two minutes since we had a worried conversation about what to do now that our face to face groups had to be put on hold.  COVID-19 meant we had to change the way we work...

Homestay on the Other Side of the World

News from Aotearoa, New Zealand Kia ora everyone. During the past five weeks, people in New Zealand have been required to stay at home in their own bubble. At first we thought this may put our circle work on ‘pause’ until we can again meet face to face. If...

Connecting in Times of Lockdown

What a strange time we are living in; it doesn’t seem that long ago that I had never heard of the Coronavirus but what feels a short time later, we are living in the midst of the restrictions and challenges that the lockdown has brought to our lives. Our learning...

My Garden of Wonder and Light

Judy’s story Our Connector met with Judy following a conversation with Care & Support managers at extra care whom had told her of Judy’s love of gardening and also of how she wanted to spend time teaching children in the nearby nursery. They felt Judy would...

A Cake Story

Jenny’s cake story Jenny had always baked, with her grandfather and mother when she was a child, and later with her own children. Her health condition affected her eyesight and mobility so she struggled to see ingredients and to stand for extended periods. Jenny just...