Circle is also about learning new things, and enjoying your hobbies and interests with others in the community. One number to call to help stay sorted and a social network to help stay connected - that's the idea.
We're an innovative membership group open to anyone 50+ helping people and communities to lead their lives the way they want in Rochdale, Bury & Oldham
We work on the reduction of social isolation amongst older people doing four key things:
1) Social - We organise 50-60 social events every month, all suggested by Members
2) Practical - We offer practical support with gardening, decorating, moving boxes, changing lightbulbs. All the jobs older people struggle to get someone out to come and do.
3) Befriending - We are working with Give&TakeCare based at Brunel University on a bespoke befriending programme that incorporates an element of timebanking.
4) Transport - We operate the HMR Circle Volunteer Drivers Service which takes people to hospital, doctors etc as well as social events