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people in circleCircle of Support


What is a Circle of Support?

A Circle of Support is a group of people who meet together to help a person who needs support to think about what they want to happen in their life.

Who could be invited to join a Circle of Support?

People who:

  • know the person well
  • the person trusts
  • are willing to give their time and support to the person.

What does a Circle do?

The Circle is there to support the person and help them to make the changes happen.

A Circle helps the person get support to think about what’s happening in their life:

  • What’s working
  • What’s not working
  • What needs to change.

What makes a Circle work well?

These things are important to make the Circle work:

  • The people who are chosen as Circle members are people who want to be there
  • The Circle meets regularly
  •  A skilled circle facilitator

(With thanks to Peter and Wendy Crane)

For more information about Circles of Support, what they do and how to get a Circle of Support together, go to: www.peteandwendycrane.co.uk