How to Use this Website

This page contains information on how to use the Your Circle website and to allow you to make the most of what is available.

Our user guide explains how to use the Your Circle website and the features that are available. Click here to view the user guide.

If you are having a problem using the Your Circle website, or would like to give us some feedback, you can contact the Your Circle team by clicking here or emailing us at

For more information on key areas of interest, please see below:

Setting the website to meet your needs – how to set your accessibility and language options

Changing the word size or background colour can make the website easier to read. To do this, use the accessibility options in the top right-hand corner of every page.

If English is not your preferred language, you can change the language that the site appears in. Click on the “Select Language” button in the top right-hand corner of any page and choose a language from the options available.

If you are visually impaired, the website is also designed to be compatible with screen reader systems.

Finding your way around – how to navigate the Your Circle website

The Home Page

On the homepage you will find 10 different categories, from ‘Travel and Transport’ to ‘Health’, each covering a different subject. By clicking on the circle above each category, you can find out more information about that subject.

Exploring a category

Clicking on a circle for one of the 10 categories will take you to a separate page for that category. Here you will find a button labelled “View all services in…”, click on this button to access a list of advice pages relating to the topic as well as a list of services.

Alternatively, there are buttons in the middle of your screen with additional sub categories that relate to the one already chosen. These are specific topics of interest which can help you to narrow down your search. If you click on one of these buttons, you will see a similar screen for that category.

Again, you can click on the “View all services in…” button to see a list of all the services and support available for that category.

Returning to the homepage

If you are searching the website and want to go back to the beginning, there is a button to do so on every page. Click on the picture of the house next to the word “home” in the top left-hand corner to return to the homepage.

Returning to a previous page

If you want to go back to a previous page, every page has a list of the pages that you have visited previously beneath the search box on the left-hand side. Click on the title of the page that you want to return to.

Returning to previous search results

If you are viewing a record page and want to go back to your search results then you can use the “Back to results” page, found in the bottom left-hand corner of each

Finding information – how to search the website

There are a number of different ways that you can use to find the information you need from the website. You can use these methods either on their own or in combination to narrow down your results.

  • Searching by keyword

Typing a few words into the search box and then pressing the ”Search” button will show you all entries that contain at least one of the words you have entered.

  • Searching by post code/area

Entering a postcode in the box marked “postcode/area”' will bring back results starting with those nearest to that postcode. This is useful for finding services located close to your home, or to places that you visit regularly.

  • Searching alphabetically

If you know the name of a service, club, organisation or any other group, you can use the alphabetical search to find it straight away. At the bottom of every page you can find an alphabet; click on the first letter of the organisation or service that you are searching for.


This page was last updated on 31 October 2017


The information on organisations within the Your Circle directory does not amount to an endorsement by Gloucestershire County Council of their services. Any use is at your own risk. Please check the organisation's qualifications and inspection reports where applicable. See Disclaimer for details.