A development workshop and launch of interactive resource

April 23rd 2019, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS
10am – 3.30pm (registration from 9:30am)

Person centred care and residential support Care homes must personalise and improve how they support residents and families to maximise their health and well-being including via retaining and developing inter-ests, activities and relationships, both within and beyond the home. The Care Quality Commission State of Care reports regularly state the factors that lead homes to be valued by their users and achieve outstanding ratings.

Crucial elements are: 

Personalised care planning 
Tailoring activities to people’s interests and helping them develop new ones 
Continuous engagement with people 
Welcoming families and carers as partners 
Bringing the community into homes and supporting people to remain active citizens

Community Circles

Community Circles help people be happier, healthier and more connected. They use person centred methods and tools to identify what is important to people and then plan and act to achieve these things. Volunteers, trained and supported to use helpful approaches, facilitate circles of family members, friends and others. For the last two years Community Circles has been working with Wigan Council and with Residential and Extra Care leaders and staff. We have been learning about how to introduce Circles into both individual services and across a local sector. A key approach has been the use of geographical hubs to mentor groups of staff and facilitate local collaboration.
With support from Skills for Care we have pulled together our own learning and insights – alongside those of staff of the services and the council – to produce a practical interactive support resource. This interactive resource sets out how we have approached the introduction of Circles and our key learning and links to practical tools and examples, including a guide for Care Homes, practical tools, stories and examples.


This workshop will:
 introduce participants to the resource
 explore how organisations and localities can use the learning

All participants will gain access to Community Circles membership group for a year – providing webinars, access to e-learning resources and a to learning community offering mutual support

Costs and booking

Cost per participant is £195 which includes 12 month Community Circles membership. A number of reduced price places are available on request for small community groups and existing Community Circles members. Please contact Claire at membership@community-circles.co.uk to book.

Workshop Flyer