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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.

From volunteer to staff member: Vanessa

The story of how one volunteer went from blog writer to a key staff member within our marketing and communications team.

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.

Reopening and Reunions at Guideposts

Our face-to-face adult services have been opening up gradually over the last month. Although we have kept in touch and offered online services, phone calls and sent fun things to do in the post, it’s not the same as being together.

Growing a fabulous Partnership with Burford Garden Company

We are so proud to say Burford Garden Company are Sponsors of our Outdoor Wellbeing Hub, and support Guideposts by offering their expert advice, skills, workforce and connections, as well as financial assistance and goods to help with the development and growth of the site.

Celebrating a year of the Guideposts Information & Support line

The Guideposts Information & Support phone line opened a year ago, in March 2020. It was coincidental, if fortunate, that it was just at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our team have been at the end of the phone to support people through this exceptional year, and have developed the service to fit the needs of the time.

What does Autism mean?

To mark World Autism Awareness Week we spoke to some of our community to find out what it’s like to live with autism and what autism means for them.

Dreamcatchers During Winter Lockdown

This morning our Dreamcatchers leader, Helen, is encouraging more connection between the group, comparing their favourite foods, and how they express themselves.