Our charity was founded out of a desire to offer friendship and support to people with learning disabilities across Gloucestershire who are also socially isolated and lonely and have no real friends.
Building Circles was established in 2006 out of a passion to empower and offer friendship to lonely and isolated people throughout Gloucestershire who have learning disabilities. Since 2006 our charity has grown significantly.
Our team are highly motivated and have many years of experience of working with people with learning disabilities. Funding is always a primary task within the organisation and we have a funding strategy set for the next 3 years.
The impact of our organisation on the lives of people with learning disabilities is high, as we offer friendship, socialisation, inclusion and empowerment to make choices all of which give our focus people new life skills, for life!
For example one focus person wouldn’t leave the family home without his father and since having a volunteer now confidently enters into various social activities in the community with great gusto and confidence..
Throught the work carried out by our volunteers it has become apparent that the volunteers friends and family have developed a much greater awareness and respect for people with learning disabilities.