The Circle launches training programme


3rd June 2019

Dundee-based social enterprise, The Circle, has worked with charity Caledonia Housing Association to run a training programme for their home help service staff. The aim of this initiative is to empower the staff to become more enterprising in order to help make the changes that they would like to see made to the current home help services.

The Circle has worked closely with Caledonia Housing Association’s Home Help Coordinator, Maureen Menzies, and Head of Support Services, Gill Donoghue, to develop the course. The training sessions will cover a range of topics including growth mindset, business models and pricing. The outcome of the training will be that the staff who attend will develop a more enterprising mindset and work together to create a pitch on the changes think should be made to the current home help service. They will then deliver their pitch to the CEO and the Board of Caledonia Housing Association.

Founder and CEO of The Circle, Kirsty Thomson, is glad that the organisation are encouraging their staff to become more enterprising,

“We are excited to be working with Caledonia Housing Association on this initiative. It’s exciting to see an organisation which is invested in involving their staff in the evolution of their services. The staff who are participating in this training programme are enthusiastic about making changes that will benefit not only themselves and Caledonia but their clients.”

The Circle offers consultancy services to charities, social enterprises, community groups and individuals and organisations interested in a More Than Profit approach. Kirsty and Trainee Associate Consultant, Jenny McCarthy, have been working with The Circle’s Academy Manager, Kara Swankie, to deliver the training programme. 

The Circle

The Circle is an award winning 'More Than Profit' organisation that supports businesses to make a difference to communities by providing affordable consultancy, training and workspaces, within an inclusive and friendly community.

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