Building Community Circles

A one day workshop brought to you by Helen Sanderson Associates, Tautoko Services and NZDSN, Wharerata - Massey University, Palmerston North, 25th October 2017

One day workshop

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      About Community Circles:

      Community Circles support people to live well in their community and embrace the principles of the EGL approach:

      Self-determination - Community circles are formed to enable each person to achieve the goals / outcomes that they have identified as important to them.

      Beginning early - Community circles can be useful for supporting parents to explore new opportunities for their son or daughter, drawing on the wider community as resources.

      Person-centred - Community circles uses person-centred practices to support the circle to develop and review actions to achieve the purpose of the circle.

      Ordinary life Outcomes - Community circles make a difference for people across the whole range of everyday life outcomes.

      Mainstream-first - Community circles are all about gathering natural supports around the person, using circle members networks to achieve their goal.

      Mana enhancing - Community Circles recognise the skills and expertise of disabled people and their families to determine their own future and support them through careful listening, understanding and respecting culture.

      Easy to use - Community Circles are simple to operate, with the person / family deciding how they work and meet.

      Relationship building - Relationships are what Community Circles are all about. The circle brings together important people in the person’s life and helps build relationships and connections.

      The workshop will be facilitated by Cath Barton – Community Connector from Community Circles UK

       Who should attend?

       Disabled people, families, providers, funders

       The workshop is limited to 50 people and will run from 9.30am to 4pm with  lunch and refreshments provided.

      NZDSN member cost $65.22 (ex GST)

      Non members $152.17 (ex GST )

      The workshop is free for disabled people and families who can register by contacting  or on 04 473 4678


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