Help Starting a Circle of Friends 

  • For all of us having a bunch of people we can depend on to stand by us, listen to what we are saying and  maybe offer friendly words of advice is important. This is even more important  when our voice, will and preference are hard to work out. An effective intentional circle of friends that has a simple focus is a practical personal network of natural allies and supporters.   

  • Clan Beo will sit down with you and your family to help take the first steps needed to start a circle of friends. We will work out with you what you need to keep the circle working well. We can provide ongoing help to you and the people you choose to be there alongside you. 

Working with people and their families 
  • Clan Beo works with one person at a time alongside  their chosen family and friends.

  • We do this across kitchen tables and in ordinary places in the community.

  • Some of the ways we work with people and their families are described below.

There are  lots of other ways we can work with you

Just because what you see here is not what you and your family need doesn't mean we can't work together.

Take the first step and connect up with us 

Start Planning

3 Intentional Conversations at Home  

  • For all of us having a bunch of people we can depend on to stand by us, listen to what we are saying and  maybe offer friendly words of advice is important. This is even more important  when our voice, will and preference are hard to work out. An effective intentional circle of friends that has a simple focus is a practical personal network of natural allies and supporters.   

  • Clan Beo will sit down with you and your family to help take the first steps needed to start a circle of friends. We will work out with you what you need to keep the circle working well. We can provide ongoing help to you and the people you choose to be there alongside you. 

'Choice' - Engage a Personal Budget Broker 

The experience of what makes a personal budget work 

  • Clan Beo have the experience of what it takes to carve out a unique arrangement that evolves with the person, their family, close personal allies and the funder.

  • Every personal budget arrangement is unique. The set up and operations will be unique. What the different people involved bring to it are unique. We understand that and will help each 'individualized service' work. This can involve;

    • Fiscal Authority​ - process approved invoices for payment by the funder 

    • Planning - assist you figure out the most powerful way to use the resources available to do the most important things now  

    • Funder Engagement - work alongside you and the funder so that each persons business is clear, understood and agreed 

    • Staff Support - provide help with recruitment, training, information and ongoing supports to people paid from the budget

    • Governance Assistance -  help demonstrate to the funder that the unique arrangement you are part of is making decisions that are right for you 

Working with you alongside services  

Making a sometimes 'reluctant engagement' more powerful 

Individualised Service  Arrangement Review

Sometimes there needs to be an independent view

  • Unique people use unique supports that sometimes need to be looked at independently

  • Peoples needs change, the capacity of the people around them changes or the approach of a service built around them changes 

  • Clan Beo will work with you and the people around you to see if the unique arrangement serving you is working best for you at the moment

The Reluctant Engagement Program

How can a person alongside chosen family and friends,  and others work more powerfully together so they can experience the ‘Good Things in Life’?   

  • A unique workshop led by family experiences of 'right relationships' that changes how people providing services see their potential to do better  

Personal Budget Arrangement Preview

Ready, willing and able for a personal budget?   

  • Taking on the responsibility for managing your own affairs is a big step

  • Explore what options are available to you and what each one involves

  • Clan Beo work with you to figure out what's right for you, whether this is the right time, and how ready you are

Clan - Bigger than family, smaller than community, a tight bunch of people; strong, mutual  human connection

Beo – An Irish word that means alive or vibrant; a feeling of vitality in this present moment

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