Latest Update – April 6th

The current coronavirus situation is causing significant challenges for us as a society and we hope that everyone manages to cope with this crisis in the best way possible. At Circle we are facing the dual challenge of maintaining support for families at a time of heightened difficulties whilst also ensuring the health and safety of our staff is prioritised.

As our work is predominantly done on an outreach basis, or in group settings, the coronavirus presents real challenges to providing support for the families and children we work with.

We have, as a precautionary measure, suspended all early years’ group work activities for the foreseeable future. Though we are continuing to support all the families and children who are engaged in our group work programme. We have been in touch with them remotely, making good use of a variety of digital communication tools to ensure that we can continue to support the healthy development of their children.

In regards to our outreach work we are following government advice to keep contact and travel to an absolute minimum which will affect our ability to deliver support in the normal way. Our family outreach Workers are doing everything they can to continue supporting and advocating on behalf of the families that rely on Circle’s services. We are contacting all clients to put a plan in place to ensure that support can continue in a way that minimises risk to them and staff members, and does not contribute to the spread of coronavirus.

All Circle’s outreach staff are fully equipped to work remotely and will be contactable through the normal channels.  We have taken the decision to close our head office in Pilton and our project office in Hamilton. All office based management and admin staff are working from home and are still contactable through email or our main phone line, which has been diverted.

Please understand that this is a fast moving situation and that some of the above information may change in the future but for now, if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch by calling 0131 552 0305 or by email info@circle.scot

We would like to thank all of our staff, partners and beneficiaries for their support and patience and we wish everyone good health at this time