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Why I volunteer with Community Circles

As a paid Connector, I have a delightful job developing circles, currently working in Wigan to develop circles across care homes.  For the last 12 months I’ve been based at a care home in Blackburn, seeing what was possible with circles and care homes, through which...

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Volunteer with us in Wigan

A Community Circle is a way to support someone through bringing together friends, family and neighbours with a facilitator, supporting conversations that lead to action and help people to live better, happier lives. We’re looking for volunteers to get involved with...

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Circles and living well with dementia

I’ve been involved with Community Circles since 2012, from our first conversation with a group of inspiring, passionate people, keen to make circles available for anyone through to having Connectors in post from Torbay to Dumfries (and internationally too, with our...

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Creating brilliant Circles with Wellbeing Teams franchises

Wellbeing Teams, an innovative new social enterprise that provides care at home, have partnered with Community Circles to help people they support to do more of what matters to them with the support of those around them. As the number of franchises continues to grow,...

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Innovations with Wellbeing Teams in Dumfries

Have you found yourself thinking that the stairs are getting steeper, the TV is blurrier or regularly having to stretch because your legs are stiff? Welcome to maturity! I read a funny story recently:  Margaret recognised someone they went to school with, and was...

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What’s next for Community Circles?

Since 2012, we’ve been exploring how to create Circles at scale, so we can make them available to as many people as possible. We’ve considered and started to explore lots of different routes to doing this – including partnering with care homes and home care services,...

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Calling care homes across Wigan!

As part of our new partnership with Wigan MBC, we're looking for care homes in the Wigan area who would like to develop Community Circle in their home to help in delivering personalised care. We're coming to Wigan Are you a care home manager or owner in Wigan...

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New innovations in Wigan

At Community Circles we are delighted to have secured funding from Wigan Council’s Care Home Innovation Fund to work with care homes to develop Community Circles in the Borough. This is our first funding to come from a local authority and an exciting development which...

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Circle stories

We’re tweeting

Great to see more volunteers from @WiganCouncil using their volunteer hours to support Circles. twitter.com/helensm1th/sta…

About 3 days ago from Community Circles's Twitter