Equal Futures was set up by a group of parents to reduce loneliness and isolation for people with disabilities by building Circles of Friendship with a view to achieving individual goals. The project will involve Equal Futures working with Glasgow East End Carers Hub to provide circles of support for children, young people or adults with autism and their families.
As a volunteer Circle Facilitator you will be provided full training by Equal Futures in order to support you to bring the Circle together for the person with autism. We match a Circle Facilitator by looking for someone who has similar interests. The Circle Facilitator helps everyone have conversations which lead to actions. They follow up on ideas and encourage Circle members to be active participants.
Benefits to self
- Help support Autistic children and adults to feel less isolated.
- Promote inclusion!
- Help to change a life.
- Build stronger and more inclusive communities.
Benefits to others
- Through your role individuals with autism will have opportunities to have real relationships.
- Parents will benefit from sharing the caring role therefore feeling less isolated and stressed.
- Circle members will help the family with actions to improve daily life and overcome challenges.
East End of Glasgow
- Full induction training will be provided on your role as well as Autism awareness training.
Hours per week
4 to 6 hours a month
Support and supervision details
- Ongoing support from Project Coordinator to help build the Circle
- Regular supervision sessions from the Project Coordinator
- Mentoring and sessions with other Circle Facilitators