We need committed volunteers who will make a difference for our residents
The Circle has a long track record of providing support for the most vulnerable people in Brighton & Hove. Our first centre in Davigdor Road, Hove, helped more than 300 residents between 2012 and 2016.
We work a little differently in how we help the homeless. We don’t follow the traditional methodology, we take a uniquely holistic approach. Nutrition, exercise and mindfulness are as important to our residents as a warm, safe, inclusive environment in which to heal.
And it works! We saw extremely positive outcomes in our first supported living centre in Hove. The Circle is now committed to offering a more ambitious version of this programme in our new and larger facility here in Portslade, with 17 spacious en suite rooms.
But we cannot do it without your help. We need donations but, most of all, we need support from volunteers if we are to sustain this vision and help as many people in need as possible.
If you’re looking to make a meaningful difference that could help not one, not two, but many individuals get back on the right track this year, please contact us about volunteering at the Circle Supported Living Programme.
What we do and where we are
We provide supported living accommodation and holistic assistance with 17 rooms available at our premises at The Circle on the coast road in Portslade.
We aim to help our residents get back on track and in tune with wider society.
Once each resident is in a more stable situation, we provide mentoring that will help them secure employment, accommodation and further training. This is possible because we provide a holistic foundation of healthy nutrition, exercise and security.
We need people to help us with:
- Teaching basic life skills
- Buddying residents for classes or excursions
- Being present and caring
The Circle Supported Living programme was founded by Fash Ghiaci in 2012. It was particularly effective for those who had very recently become homeless and worked closely with the local authority’s Rough Sleepers and No Second Night Out teams.
Pregnant women in need of a safe haven while waiting to be housed also formed a proportion of the centre’s residents.
The spirit of The Circle is very much about inclusion and unity, without being pushy or demanding which led to positive outcomes working with people with social anxiety. The project provided accommodation to extremely vulnerable people and has helped many take positive steps towards social inclusion.
The Supported Living Programme founded by Fash Ghiaci was moved to premises located on the Portslade seafront in 2016.
System in Crisis
The social support system is in crisis and needs a complete overhaul if we are to have any chance of getting back to a cohesive and socially inclusive community.
Health and Wellbeing
More recently Fash turned an old factory into a large health and well-being centre with a gym, exercise studios, community centre, nutritionist based café and restaurant, performance areas as well as the usual rooms for acupuncture, massage, meditation, cognitive behaviour therapy etc.
He is a perfect example of someone using his resources (i.e. his time and some of his wealth) to help improve the well-being of people in the area.