Finding a safe haven of friendship for people with disabilities has always been a challenge.
The Friendship Circle was created to change this.
The Friendship Circle Manchester became an independent registered charity in 2008, borne out of traditional Lubavitch values to create a more inclusive community for people with learning disabilities.
What began with one or two ad hoc activities a month for a handful of members, has evolved into a diverse and stimulating calendar of programmes almost every day of the week; something to suit all tastes and styles.
The Friendship Circle strives to change perceptions and break down the barriers faced by people with disabilities in the community, empowering them to lead of more rewarding and fulfilling life.
Throughout the last decade, hundreds of volunteers have passed through and experienced the beauty and diversity of people with learning disabilities and included them in their lives.
The Friendship Circle Hub in Prestwich opened its doors in 2018 and has become a safe haven of friendship where everyone has a chance to be themselves, where difference is celebrated and memories are made.