Circles of Support
Circles of support is a way to support people in Lincolnshire with learning difficulties or autism to realise their dreams and aspirations.
It offers support during a transitional time in the focus person's life such as a change of school or moving on; by using the support of friends, family, support networks, paid professionals and staff.
Circles meet as often as the focus person requires and can become an excellent way to compliment support already in place or can establish where support is required. Circles is a project funded by Lincolnshire County Carers and it is free of charge.
Circles project can also offer Circle workshop days, by going into schools. The day includes supporting each person to make a person centred plan of their own and think of the future and how they would like it to be. The workshop days also have proven to be effective in day bases for adults with learning difficulties and/or autism.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Emma Rogers
- Contact Position
- Project Manager
Where to go
Lincolnshire area chosen by focus person
Circles of support meet at a venue of the focus person's choice; usually their home.
- Referral required
- Not Required
- Referral Details
Anyone can refer, does not have to be a professional, also self referral.
The Circles of support work uses person centred tools and is based on a person centred way of thinking. We can therefore assist with a person centred plan for each person who would like a circle of support. If the circles of support is in a educational establishment each person will create their own plan; which will support with the 'Moving On' phase at school or college
There is an expectation if somebody has a specialist need that they provide the access or equipment needed. This is not possible within the funding of the service; however as much support as possible will be given.
The service has worked with a wide range of conditions and disabilities, such as younger people with autism who wish to stay in main stream school, adults who live independently in the community with support and people who require 24 hour support. We have also assisted people who are in transitional phases of their life, such as changing service provider, or leaving college and in preparation for adulthood.
- Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood - Push to second line (16+)
Early Years (0-4 years)
- SEN Provision Type
This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions