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How can I help you?

January 1, 2022
An older gentleman we know has lived in the same house for many years.  He...

Social Care Future Event

July 7, 2021
Cath describes her experience and learning from hosting a workshop at the Social Care...

Covid Buddies

July 7, 2021
The team at Community Circles has been working closely with teams in Suffolk during...
Categories:
Community, Older people

Care homes and schools, the magic relationship – what’s possible during COVID

January 1, 2021
As well as thinking creativity around what matters to individuals, at Community Circles we...

Thinking About Outcomes…

January 1, 2021
Cath reflects on how, in our desire to be helpful, we can leap to...

Community Circles – Brief Introductory Information

January 1, 2021
Lots of people are getting in touch to ask about Community Circles. There are...

Encircled with love

January 1, 2021
At the beginning of 2014 my husband Dave was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment....

Karen’s Lockdown Story

November 11, 2020
Sight Advice has a number of wonderful volunteers. In this blog they focus on...
Categories:
Community, Older people

Doing More of What Matters…

November 11, 2020
In the last blog from Age UK Doncaster, we heard about Richard and his...
Categories:
Older people, Wellbeing

Making the Best of Lockdown

August 8, 2020
Circles at Age UK Doncaster faced similar concerns to others across health and care...
Categories:
Older people, Wellbeing

One Page Profiles for End of Life

August 8, 2020
One page profiles are a snapshot of a person; rich, detailed information about what...

Volunteers Making an Enormous Difference

April 4, 2020
We have never underestimated the difference our volunteers make to people’s lives but now,...

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

February 2, 2020
Imogen originally contacted the Community Circles Project hosted by Age UK in Doncaster looking...

All Hands On Deck

February 2, 2020
Sight Advice South Lakes is a charity which supports people with sight issues. They...
Categories:
Community, Older people

Dancing The Night Away | Eric’s Story

October 10, 2019
Eric was in his 90s and had recently experienced some health issues and given...

Cycling With Sight Loss

August 8, 2019
We are currently working with Sight Advice South Lakes, an amazing charity which is...
Categories:
Older people

Flourishing Relationships

July 7, 2019
One of Community Connectors describes how Alice and Fiona have become part of one...

The Essence of a Circle

March 3, 2018
Essence – the basic, real and invariable nature of a thing or its significant...
Categories:
Care homes, Older people

Doreen’s story

July 7, 2016
Coping with cancer

Dennis’s story

July 7, 2016
Sharing my passion

Tea and cake with friends

December 12, 2015
Margaret was very nervous about having a circle. What did it involve? Who should...
Categories:
Older people, Wellbeing

A personal reflection…

May 5, 2015
My Mum passed away a couple of weeks ago aged 82; she was beautiful,...
Categories:
Carers, Older people

‘My first facilitation of a circle’

October 10, 2014
My first circle of support with Winnie As I approached the series of flats...
Categories:
Home care, Older people