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 group work activities for the foreseeable future. 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.

We are doing everything we can to continue meeting, supporting and advocating on behalf of the families that rely on Circle’s services in the coming period. 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. Our head office staff are continuing to be office based (in most cases), for now, but the office itself is closed to visitors.

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.