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Building on the pioneering work of Circles UK, Respond are offering Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) for young people & adults with a learning disability, autism or both experiencing loss, trauma or both.

  • We are piloting the COSA project in the West Midlands and need your support.

A Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) is a group of 4-6 volunteers from the local community who meet regularly with a young person or adult with learning disabilities experiencing loss, trauma or both. The COSA provides a supportive social network and helps the person to build a safe, positive and purposeful life which does not put them or others at risk.

We welcome people from all walks of life, different ages and cultural backgrounds.

  • Want to learn more about the project? Come and meet the team.
  • There will be time for questions and the opportunity to meet other potential volunteers.
  • Snacks and drinks provided.

OPEN DAY: Tuesday 18th February, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Venue: Respond, 6th Floor, Quayside Tower, 252-260 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HF

Please confirm your attendance by Monday 17th February by emailing

Charlene Mcdonald-Cumberbatch at:

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Charlene on 07824 156 745.

Download further information about becoming a COSA volunteer here: