People often offer to help out others in need but don’t know where to start. A Community Circle generally consists of known contacts- friends, family, neighbours, who come together to help someone in need.
Community Circles also create support groups, for those experiencing social isolation. Typically the support groups are created from local need, and are run by a Volunteer Community Facilitator.
Not all work needs to be done manually by the Connectors. The Community Circles App is an easy way to help support the collaboration, allowing people both within the local area, and family and friends who may be remote, to see what volunteer support and activities is available within any given area.
The App helps keep tasks and activities on track, with an easy view calendar, for everyone helping out: paid and unpaid support. The reminders helps people remain accountable for turning up, for doing what they agreed to do and provides peace of mind with an easy daily check-in function.
If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. Circles are completely flexible, they are co-produced with the person, so they decide who’s in the circle and its purpose. People can explore all sorts of things together; from spending more time with friends, family and neighbours, exploring their interests, reconnecting with the community, or even seeking ideas for getting a job or volunteering to start contributing back to their community.