A circle is managed by a trained Facilitator who assists the participant identify:
- their goals, passions and interests
- what they want from a circle
- who should be invited to join the circle
Once the circle is established members agree their roles in how they will assist the Participant to regularly pursue their interests.
Members can also support the Participant with decision making, planning and advocacy, particularly post their parents care.
The Circle of Friends concept originated in Canada by PLAN and has successfully expanded to areas of the US, Scotland, and Europe. Aimed at promoting capacity building and self-determination, circles are highly individualised with no circle the same as another.
This service is eligible for funding through a Participants NDIS Plan.
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