Our history starts in the late 1990s when Owen Cooper and John O’Brien brought together people who were involved in circles of support in the North West of England to see if they could answer the question:
If circles are so great why aren’t there more of them?
Over a decade later little had changed. Max Neill and Helen Sanderson started to write about the possibilities of circles of support to deliver personalisation, and Max and Peter Crane hosted a conference on circles of support in Lancashire. These conversations led to the beginning of Community Circles.