About Circles

Community Circles help people to be happier, healthier and more connected with the support of those around them.

Traditionally, communities organised themselves to support each other. Today the way we live, work and interact with our communities has changed, but the principles have stayed the same. We believe that all today’s communities need is a little help to learn how to support each other again. Community Circles are a proven way to make that happen.


How we do it

A Community Circle brings two or more people together around someone who wants a little help to make a change in their life. That change can be anything – from getting out and about more, to starting a new hobby or restarting an old one, or creating opportunities to spend more time with friends or family.

Everyone then works towards making this change happen with the support of a volunteer Community Circles Facilitator. The Facilitator keeps meetings flowing, following a tried-and-tested, step-by-step process that ensures that conversations are focused and lead to actions.

If this sounds simple, that’s because it is – but Community Circles have been shown to make a real difference to people’s wellbeing.