Founder of “The Circle”
Fash Ghiaci founded “The Circle”, a Health and Wellbeing centre with Supported Living Accommodation in 2012. The centre quickly became a unique psychologically informed environment with a proven track record in delivering positive outcomes for residents and the general public.
It informed, assisted and directed its patrons providing the environment, equipment and opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential and flourish.
For more than 3 years, The Circle (previously known as Smile2live) founded by Fash Ghiaci, provided supported living facilities for the homeless in its 26 en-suite rooms under a contract with the Brighton & Hove City Council running from 12th November 2012 to 12th January 2016, where it provided a variety of well-being and therapeutic treatments in its 3 studios and 2 treatment rooms.
It also provided breakfast and cooking facilities in its dedicated kitchen and dining area. Fash Ghiaci helping more than 325 residents in that period, the outcomes were extremely positive and it was widely regarded as a “safe haven” for those in need of a secure, clean, calm and tranquil space whilst getting their lives back together.
Supported Living Programme
The Circle Supported Living programme founded by Fash Ghiaci, was particularly effective for those who had very recently become homeless, working closely with the Rough Sleepers and the No Second Night Out teams.
Pregnant women in need of a safe haven whilst waiting to be housed in more permanent accommodation also formed a proportion of the centre’s residents.
The spirit of The Circle is very much about inclusion and unity, without being pushy or demanding which led to positive outcomes working with people with social anxiety.
The project provided accommodation to extremely vulnerable people and has helped many take positive steps towards social inclusion.