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Connect services

Connect

Services

We run a mixture of 1:1 befriending services, social and peer support groups, and connector schemes, helping people to meet up in their local area or socialise virtually from home. Our services offer a safe setting where you can meet new people, get out and about in your local area, and make long-lasting connections.

Who can benefit from our connect services?

We run friendship schemes and support groups for people with a learning disability, autism, or mental health issues. We also run groups for carers and people living with dementia.

Our services can support people from the age of 18 upwards. Just as with our day opportunity services, there is no upper age limit on who can join!

Find your local service

National
Better Connected

Better Connected

If you have a learning disability or autism, the Better Connected scheme can provide you with social opportunity and activities throughout the COVID-19 restrictions.
Dementia Carers Group

Dementia Carers Group

Our virtual Dementia Carers Group is a monthly support group with guest speakers, running over Zoom.
FEARLESS Workshops

FEARLESS Workshops

The Fearless course is a series of online interactive workshops to explore what relationships are, how to manage them, emotions within relationships, and how to keep ourselves safe.
Guideposts Radio Shows

Guideposts Radio Shows

Listen in on Saturdays for the Community Show and every other Sunday for Lights up especially for people living with dementia, their families and friends.
Guideposts_Dementia_Carers_Group

Online Zoom Groups

Online groups to connect with others from home and share your experience with others in a similar situation.
Gloucestershire
Lunch Club 2018

Dementia Wellbeing Hub

A supportive and engaging social space for people living with dementia or related conditions. Carers can enjoy a reliable respite and the opportunity to gain support and guidance from knowledgeable dementia trained staff and other professionals.
CONNECT at St Peters

Guideposts CONNECT

Guideposts CONNECT are friendship and support groups in Gloucestershire for people living with long term health conditions, carers of family members or friends, and those looking to make new local friendships.
Sports Balls

Remembering Sport

Remembering Sport is a social group meeting monthly to share lively discussion about sport of all kinds, watch game highlights, and enjoy related activities.
Hertfordshire
Henry Smith House Team

Community Mental Health Services: Henry Smith House and South-West Hertfordshire

Guideposts’ supportive community working from our Hub in Watford, Henry Smith House, provides a supportive space for people with mental health conditions, with the aims to improve wellbeing, reduce social isolation, and help people to find a greater purpose in life.
Henry Smith House Team

Community Support and Connect

Guideposts Community Support and Connect provides short to medium term support for people who experience mental health issues, in south west Hertfordshire. We arrange one-to-one peer support and support groups, aiming to aid recovery through increasing self-confidence, reducing social isolation, and giving emotional and practical support.
Friendship Schemes in Hertfordshire

Friendship Schemes in Hertfordshire

Guideposts Friendship Schemes support adults with learning disabilities to meet new people and develop meaningful relationships through a combination of one to one befriending, social group sessions and group outings.
Henry Smith House Team

Guideposts Carers Groups

We hold groups in South-West Hertfordshire for people who are carers of family members or friends with mental health problems, autism, and other conditions, meeting monthly to listen and support each other.
Ware Community Activity Scheme

Ware Community Activity Scheme

Our Community Activity Scheme supports adults with learning disabilities to increase their independence, taking part in evening activities in small friendship groups in the local community in and around Ware.
Oxfordshire
Lights Up

Lights Up

Guideposts Lights Up clubs offer people with dementia or other types of memory loss and their carers the opportunity to enjoy creative activities together.