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Posts by Vanessa Allen

The Importance of Respite – supporting Carers during Covid-19

Whether caring for someone with a mental health condition, a learning disability, dementia, or other needs, the demands can be different but the need for a break remains the same.

Guideposts Sizzling Summer Prize Draw!

We know the last 18 months or so have been very strange for everyone so we wanted to celebrate this summer by giving you the chance to win some great prizes.

Summer Newsletter from South West Hertfordshire

The latest newsletter from our team in south west Hertfordshire has something for everyone, with the latest news on services from our mental health hub at Henry Smith House in Watford, together with interesting and informative articles, poetry, and even some jokes!

How to Holiday from Home: 5 Top Tips for your Staycation

It’s holiday season, but with the restrictions on travelling abroad and the consequent difficulty in finding availability in the UK, many people will be spending their summer holiday at home this year. Here are our top tips to make your holiday at home as refreshing as possible.

The Albion Centre

Guideposts is new service provider at The Albion in Chipping Norton

Guideposts has been successful in their bid to manage the services for people with Learning Disabilities at The Albion Centre in Chipping Norton, and is delivering the service from 2 August 2021.

What is it like to live with a disability?

It's hard for a person who is well and not disabled to imagine the difficulties that a disabled and/or ill person faces on a daily basis. Try this experiment to give you some idea of the challenges faced every day.

New Relationships Workshops for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism

Guideposts has started its first series of online Fear-less workshops this week, exploring relationships to enable people with learning disabilities and autism to feel more confident and be safer in their lives.

Group Volunteer: Becky

Becky is a volunteer for our CONNECT groups in Gloucestershire, as well as with the Dementia Wellbeing Hub. She lives with some difficulties in her own life, and we spoke to her about how her volunteering helps her overcome these.

Student Volunteer: Nice

Nice has been volunteering for Guideposts at our Community Mental Health Hub in Watford, Henry Smith House, since 2019. We spoke to Nice about her experience with us.

Personal Connection

Many of our in-person groups have been meeting again in the last few weeks, and it’s wonderful to make personal connections again.