Archive for the Volunteering Category

Call for volunteers to improve health in Doncaster

Volunteering Three months into my new role as community circles connector working with GP surgeries in Doncaster and I’ve now met with five lovely people who are living with long term health conditions.  I feel very privileged that they have given me a glimpse into their lives […]

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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 such as The Campaign […]

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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 we’ve […]

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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 Community Circles to support older people […]

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