Information Session & Workshop – Circles of Support


An invitation to learn about Circles of Support: a safeguard in the lives of vulnerable people.

When: Wed, 21 October 2020 9:30 am –  12 noon and 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Where: SACOSS Marjorie Black Room  47 King William Road, Unley  (access via carpark at rear of building)

  • The morning session is open to Support Coordinators, LAC & NDIA planners, service providers, other community members, people with disability, their family and allies.
  • The afternoon session is for people with disability, their family members and allies to take a deeper dive to learn about whether a Circle of Support is for you and what that might look like.
  • Book now via Eventbrite.

Circle of Support is a group of people who are intentionally invited to come together in friendship and support of a person who has a disability, for the purposes of protecting their friends interests into the future.

Circles of Support are underpinned by principles of inclusion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Session 1: Introducing Circles of Support

A morning introduction presentation is open to all, will explore:

• what a Circle of Support is and is not

• why a Circle of Support can be important

• how freely given relationships can provide safeguarding in the lives of vulnerable people

• real stories about Circles of Support bringing about change in people’s lives

Session 2: Practical workshop

The afternoon practical workshop specifically for people with disability, their family and allies will get people actively engaged in:

• understanding how a Circle of Support can be formed

• identifying potential circle members and how to invite them

• why it’s important to articulate a vision

Download a PDF flyer about the event.

The Introducing Circles of Support Project has been funded by a 2-year grant from the Norman H Johns Trust through the Perpetual 2020 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program (IPAP)
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