50 years of Guideposts - Guideposts Trust

50 years of Guideposts

50 years of Guideposts

Since its founding in 1972, Guideposts has supported thousands of people to live an independent and fulfilling life in the community. What started as a small community magazine has transformed over the years into a charity providing life-changing support to people with learning disabilities, dementia, and mental health needs.

This year we’re marking our 50th anniversary with a series of special events to celebrate the crucial work of everyone in our community. We are also looking to the future – with the launch of an ambitious new project to meet the needs of future generations.

The story so far…

This year we’re bringing the story of Guideposts alive one chapter at a time, by delving through our archives to uncover a rich history of support. Our blog series explain how it all started, how our services have grown and adapted over time, and how we got to where we are today.

How we’re celebrating

We’ll be running events through the year including:

  • Our first Guideposts FestivAll, providing a dedicated space for our members with learning disabilities and autism to enjoy Witney Music Festival
  • Open Garden events through the summer
  • A Guideposts Ball in the autumn
  • An event to mark our charity’s birthday on the 4th December and celebrate the hard work of everyone in the Guideposts community

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Help us build the future

As Guideposts looks to the next 50 years, we remain committed to the belief that nobody in society should be left behind, regardless of needs.

As well as our commitment to existing support, we are excited to share our plans to develop our respite camping service into a state-of-the-art facility.

Our 50th anniversary appeal is dedicated to securing the key equipment and site works we need to deliver this service.