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Georgia’s Community Circle

Community Circles have been working with Brandon Trust, the learning disability charity, to set up Community Circles for people with learning disabilities and autism. This is the story of a young lady supported by Brandon Trust named Georgia, and the positive...

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How Community Circles help people to stay connected

I saw this graphic on Twitter, the bleak statistics from Campaign to End Loneliness about loneliness in the UK and the effects it has on our physical and mental health. Nobody wants to be lonely and I don’t think knowing there are lonely people in our local...

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Every day’s a school day

We have been rolling out Circles at Age UK Doncaster for almost six months now, but what are we learning about people in Doncaster? Firstly, that they recognise loneliness and social isolation as important issues.  Some people have heard about it through campaigns...

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Caring for Carers

    12th-18th June 2017 is Carers Week.  Carers Week is a national awareness week that celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by people across the UK who currently provide unpaid care. Caring is defined as ‘anyone who cares, unpaid, for a...

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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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Circle stories

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