This page tells people about Sutton Mencap’s Circles of Support service

A circle of support is a group of people that can help someone with a learning disability to make decisions about their life

Our service can help people with a learning disability set up their own circle of support

To find out more, contact our Circle of Support Manager on 020 8647 8600

Our new service is aimed at adults with a learning disability and in many cases their families who would like to build a Circle of Support (sometimes called a Circle of Friends).

Circle members can be family, friends and paid workers who all come together to support the focus person to plan, make choices and accomplish personal goals in life. Our aim is to develop Circles of Support that will result in long-lasting friendships and on-going connections within the community.

We will support the establishment of a person’s Circle which could help with the big things in life such as ‘how to go about finding work’, friendships and relationships or ‘where and how to live’ as well as the more day to day things such as joining a new activity.

You can download a short guide to our circles of support project by clicking here. You can also read some case stories about Bill, Emma and Dr Who.  Or you can click here to open a YouTube video clip which you might want to watch and share with other people which shows what a Circle of Support is and can do.

For more information contact the Circles of Support Manager on 020 8647 8600