Circles of Support
Over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis have made already hard times much more difficult. To support Stonewater residents and families, last year we awarded 746 individual grants to help people through the tough times
We saw that the pandemic created long term problems for people’s health and wellbeing and the current economic climate added to these concerns. That’s why we created Circles of Support.
What is Circles of Support?
Exclusively for Stonewater customers, Circles of Support puts people’s economic and physical health and wellbeing at the centre. This programme provides ongoing support, giving people the space they need to take the next steps forward in their own and their family’s lives.
We understand that these areas of an individual’s life all link together. We know if one part of a person’s life feels threatened or unbalanced that it impacts all other parts of their life. Circles of Support takes a holistic view and asks, ‘How can we help you build a brighter future?’
Please read on to see more about the services on offer and how residents and Stonewater staff can access them.
What support is available:
Currently, there are three ways Circles of Support can help.
Clean Slate provides practical steps to help fix a person’s finances. For example, using a benefits calculator, reviewing budgets and thinking about work opportunities. They offer three tiers of service dependent on individual needs – all of which are designed to leave people feeling empowered and able to think more positively about the future.
Call Clean Slate on 020 3540 7421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website Clean Slate Training & Employment – Clean Slate Training & Employment (cleanslateltd.co.uk)
Kaleidoscope Plus Group supports adults with their mental health. Kaleidoscope Plus Group offer Stonewater residents over 18 years old support if they are having difficulties with their emotional health, either through one-to-one counselling or wellbeing workshops.
We know how important it is to look after your physical health and wellbeing. So, we partnered with Community Health-Works to enable Stonewater customers to change their relationship with food and their health in small, gradual steps, improving their overall sense of wellbeing.
Community Health-Works are not taking any further referrals at this time but have announced an online course they are producing for Stonewater residents, in the coming months. Details to follow.
Please note: each of the organisations involved in this programme is independent of Stonewater.
How can I get help?
Getting help is easy and quick!
Circles of Support is open to all Stonewater residents. It doesn’t matter where a person lives or what they do. All support can be provided remotely and in a way that works best for each person.
If you are Stonewater resident, you can contact any of our partners directly using the contact details above. Let the partner know you are a Stonewater resident and they will support you through the next steps
If you are a Stonewater staff member, you can work with a resident and help refer them to any of the partners above. If you’d like more information please contact the Longleigh team for more information.