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Circles Connected Our journey

COVID-19 has caused every organisation to think differently about the way they work. Our work so often involves face to face engagement, so at the beginning it was difficult to see how we could continue as effectively. But our initial worried conversations led to new ideas, thinking about different ways of working and a big learning curve for all of us…

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Homestay on the Other Side of the World

The Circles team in New Zealand reflect on their time during the Coronavirus pandemic when they have been required to stay at home. If anything, they’ve seen an increase in their work during ‘homestay’.

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Connecting in Times of Lockdown

The lockdown has brought with it challenges for Circles, given the nature of the face-to-face connection that we normally seek to create. However, technology has paved the way for a different type of relationship…

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Adapting to Lock Down with Sight Impairment

Sight Advice normally supports people with sight impairments in the community but face to face activities are no longer possible. Nevertheless, they’ve been able to adapt and continue to support their members, both practically and emotionally…

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Volunteers Making an Enormous Difference

We have never underestimated the difference our volunteers make to people’s lives but now, more than ever, when feeling connected is vitally important, we are so very grateful that the kindness, care and reassurance they are giving to people is going such a very long way to help make these worrying and uncertain times a little to easier to endure.

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My Garden of Wonder and Light

Judy wanted to see the gardens come to life at the setting and for anyone and everyone there to be able to take advantage of them. Judy leaves behind that wonderful legacy…

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A Cake Story

Jenny’s health condition affected her eyesight and mobility so she struggled to see ingredients and to stand for extended periods but a ‘baking Circle’ helped her to integrate her love of baking back into her life.

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The Chicken and the Egg

A story which shows the power of using animals to create connection for others. Through Harry’s Community Circle he realised his dream of having a shed and 4 hens.

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