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.
A 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