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Sutton Mencap Circles of Support service

Could you spare some time once a month or so to join a Circle of Support and share your skills, experience and wisdom?

Could you be a friend to a person with a learning disability in your community?

How often have you said a problem shared is a problem halved? And how many of you have achieved your goals and dreams without the help, advice and support of other people? We are all stronger together and that’s just what a being a volunteer in a Circle of Support could mean to a person in your community. Share the problems, the joy of achieving and in the process help build their confidence and plans for the future.

Our Circles of Support service for adults with a learning disability is in essence about gathering a group of people together who care for and know a person to help them plan and make changes, to overcome obstacles and increase options open to them. However, for some people their own network is just too small. In these cases intentional help is needed to make it grow. And that help might include you.
Circle meetings are friendly and fun, social but with a purpose. A circle will meet anywhere from once a month to a few times in a year dependant on the needs of the person and their goals. They run for about 2 hours each time.

Circles can be really empowering and enlightening so join us and get involved. To find out more, contact Jude Taylor on 020 8647 8600 or

Sutton Mencap is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. Our recruitment procedures are designed to ensure all employees and volunteers share this commitment.

Circles of Support is funded by the James Trust