Who we are
Our mission is to support people to develop the skills and confidence to take control of their lives and develop their full potential.
We are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people who have a broad range of often complex needs that prevent them from engaging fully in their communities.
We enable people to identify and build on their existing strengths and to use these to develop new skills and pursue new opportunities. Our aim is to let people who are isolated or excluded know that we understand the issues and challenges they face, and that we will support them to shape their future.
We work in partnership with commissioners and other service providers to develop effective responses to our service users’ challenges that engage them in an exciting journey towards a better, stronger future.
At Circles Merseyside we aim to provide a supportive social network that also requires the Core Member to take responsibility (be ‘accountable’) for his/her ongoing risk management. The Circle can also provide support and practical guidance in such things as developing their social skills, finding suitable accommodation or helping the Core Member to find appropriate hobbies and interests.
Volunteers are fully informed of the Core Member's past pattern of offending, and whilst helping them to settle into the community the Volunteers also to assist them to recognise patterns of thought and behaviour that could lead to their re-offending. Within it, the Core Member can grow in self-esteem and develop healthy adult relationships, maximising his or her chances of successfully re-integrating into the community in a safe and fulfilling way.
The Core Member is involved from the beginning, is included in all decision making and, like all other members of the Circle, signs a contract committing him or herself to the Circle and its aims. Each Circle is unique, because it is individually designed around the needs of the Core Member.
Applicants can expect to have:-
*Their expenses paid
*Three days training
*Access to an accredited qualification
*An enhanced DBS Check
*Ongoing support and supervision throughout their volunteering
*Gain knowledge, skills and experience of working with a complex group
In return we ask for volunteers who are:-
*Reliable and committed
*Available 4 hours a week for 12 months
*Looking to build their skills and knowledge
*who have a mature outlook and a non-judgmental attitude
*able to provide 2 references
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 18-08-2019
Start Time: 09:00 AM
End Time: 08:00 PM