Wellbeing Circles

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What is a Wellbeing Circle.

A Wellbeing Circle works by bringing a group of people together to help you in areas of your day to day life where you might benefit from some support. One of the key benefits of a Wellbeing Circle is the central part it enables you to play in designing and reshaping the support you want to access and how that might look in practise. The Wellbeing Circle has you at the centre and in control of the support you receive.

Wellbeing Circles Objective is you and our support to help you towards a happier, healthier life and open up access, continue connections and to stay engaged within your community. You will be visited by a lead co-ordinator who will establish what is important in your life, explore who you wish to bring into your circle and what support you hope for to achieve these ambitions, whilst giving you continuous support and encouragement to start using helpful services.

What is the purpose of a Wellbeing Circle.

The purpose of the Wellbeing Circle is to benefit residents in remaining independent and still connected, within the comfort of their own home, combating isolation and loneliness through identifying positive change and where they need most support. By bringing together friends, family members and neighbours into their lives and their wellbeing Circle, we can all work collaboratively to support an individual.

Royal Borough of Windsor Maidenhead Council in partnership with Frimley ICS (through NHS Charities) is working closely with Voluntary Sector Organisations to support and improve the wellbeing of its residents by helping them retain/build connections and to stay engaged.

What is a Wellbeing Circle.

A Wellbeing Circle works by bringing a group of people together to help you in areas of your day to day life where you might benefit from some support. One of the key benefits of a Wellbeing Circle is the central part it enables you to play in designing and reshaping the support you want to access and how that might look in practise. The Wellbeing Circle has you at the centre and in control of the support you receive.

Wellbeing Circles Objective is you and our support to help you towards a happier, healthier life and open up access, continue connections and to stay engaged within your community. You will be visited by a lead co-ordinator who will establish what is important in your life, explore who you wish to bring into your circle and what support you hope for to achieve these ambitions, whilst giving you continuous support and encouragement to start using helpful services.

What is the purpose of a Wellbeing Circle.

The purpose of the Wellbeing Circle is to benefit residents in remaining independent and still connected, within the comfort of their own home, combating isolation and loneliness through identifying positive change and where they need most support. By bringing together friends, family members and neighbours into their lives and their wellbeing Circle, we can all work collaboratively to support an individual.

Royal Borough of Windsor Maidenhead Council in partnership with Frimley ICS (through NHS Charities) is working closely with Voluntary Sector Organisations to support and improve the wellbeing of its residents by helping them retain/build connections and to stay engaged.

Wellbeing Circles Stories

Steve, a local Maidenhead resident suffered a stroke some 3 years ago, having only recently moved into the area during Covid he was struggling to make new friends and join social groups. With the support from the lovely Aichoo - a Wellbeing Circle Volunteer Steve found the confidence to start attending a local group called Men's Matters. After 5 short weeks of being supported Steve now attends the group weekly on his own, something he wouldn't have felt confident to do when we first met and has signed himself onto a day trip out with them at Hendon RAF Museum in July. Through positive change and support, together we can make a difference.


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    Steve's Day Trip Out with Men's Matters

    4 months ago

    4 months ago Steve didn't belong to any groups and had very few friends having only recently moved into Maidenhead - through the support that Aichoo provided he is now attending Men's Matters independanty and thoroughly enjoying his days out with them. Here you can see him suited and booted at a recent trip to Hendon RAF Museum and also attending the Maidenhead Gurdwara where he listened to a talk on the Duke of Wellington.

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    Another great story...

    7 months ago

    Hi Sasha, Just wanted to share. Thanks to my walking with Sue I have achieved 2 massive goals. Walking to school and also walking to my friends house, who lives in the next street. Both of these goals were so important to my recovery and something I thought may take years. My regular walks have been invaluable and hugely accelerated my rehab. Massive thank you to all involved in providing this service it has hugely improved my quality of life.



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    He did it - 3rd time lucky with the weather

    8 months ago

    From Levi.

    As you can see from my new photograph, I completed the Skydive on Friday 25th February 2022 at the Skydive Centre at Hinton Airfield. I was in the very safe hands of Keith, who was my skydive instructor, and was filmed and photographed in flight by Simon. This has been a longstanding dream of mine, and I am so grateful to everybody who has supported me in this endeavour. I am also incredibly thankful for your kind donations which will go towards helping visually impaired people receive the life changing support of a guide dog.

    Levi smashed his... Continue reading

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    Morag's journey...

    8 months ago

    Morag was referred to the Wellbeing Circle 8 months ago, suffering from a downturn in self-esteem and confidence, which led her to remaining more and more within the confines of her own home, cutting community connections. Suffering from an acquired brain injury left Morag scared to venture out and worried for her future, as her network of friends became more distant, given her fear of venturing out. It was clear that Morag had a lot to offer and after numerous conversations we slowly introduced her back into supportive spaces and networks, where she quickly gained confidence and resilience to not... Continue reading

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    Gardening

    9 months ago

    Sheila and Jess went to help Mrs S, who has very limited mobility and can no longer tend her garden. We were faced with an overgrown garden, Jess tackled the evil brambles and overgrown honeysuckle, whilst Sheila set to work with the electric mower , cutting as much of the lawn as could be reached with the length of power cord available. Once the mowing was finished, Sheila also moved on to bramble -cutting duty. It was nice to see the neighbours popping in with some shopping for Mrs S, and her brother also visited while we were there. At... Continue reading

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    Levi's 'circle of support'

    12 months ago

    For a number of months now we have been supporting a lovely gentleman called Levi to create a 'circle of support' around him to aid his living a more engaged and active lifestyle. Some of the many tasks we have assisted Levi with include, food shopping, creating an outside space in his garden, planting flower beds during the summer months, bespoke 1-1 IT support to demystify the Internet and designing a rota for volunteers to walk his guide dog (allowing Hugo- his dog- the chance to enjoy being a dog and get a day off!).

    Levi will be experiencing the... Continue reading

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