Support line: 0800 048 7035 (Open 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays)

Stroud Community Hub

Stroud Community Hub

Guideposts Community Hub in Stroud runs a range of day activities for adults who have a learning disability, and can support them in developing their life skills, pursuing hobbies and activities, gaining confidence and getting involved in the local community.

Current Status: We are glad to be up and running again! We are enjoying plenty of outdoor time, and of course have full cleaning and PPE procedures in place.

How Guideposts Community Hub works

We have a Community & Activity group on Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays, where we enjoy getting out and about to local towns or villages, shops, parks and farms. These sessions are usually a full day, 9am – 4pm, with lunch at a local café or a picnic lunch.

We have recently added the Creative Arts group on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, that develops your artistic side through art, crafts and music, in a relaxed and supported group where creativity and discussion are encouraged. You can either come for a half day or full day (9am – 4pm). Those staying for a full day should bring a packed lunch.

You can choose which group to join, perhaps joining each one on different days of the week. Our friendly, experienced team will help with your plan to decide together what would suit you best.

What activities are on offer?

Our activities are planned with involvement of the group members, and can include:

Learning and Development:

  • Personal awareness, relationships and sexual health
  • Your rights and responsibilities in your life and when out and about
  • Communication and social skills
  • Road safety training
  • Building confidence on public transport
  • Cookery and healthy eating
  • Money, shopping and budgeting

Creative and Social Opportunities:

  • Visiting local places of interest
  • Taking part in discussions, games and quizzes
  • Creative arts and crafts
  • Music workshops
  • Picnic lunches and visiting cafés
  • Taking part in seasonal events
  • Display your art and craft work at the Summer BBQ. Family, friends and support networks invited!

Who can we support?

We support any adults who have a learning disability or autism who want to develop their confidence and skills. Our staff are also trained to work with a range of additional needs including sight, hearing and mobility problems.

Why should I join?

Our main aim is to help individuals realise their potential, build confidence, self-worth and develop supportive social networks within the learning disability and wider communities, helping them feel valued and included in their community.

Key Info

Day & Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am – 4pm

Address: 6 London Road, Stroud, GL5 2AA

Contact number: 01453 767888 / 07894 256 222

Email: jglassonbury@guideposts.org.uk

Email Us

“Without the Hub I would be lonely. I meet friends here and I know that I can ask staff for support if I need it. I like the trips and shopping and meeting people.”

Susan

“We love coming here and doing all the different types of art, It’s relaxing and I feel like I’m achieving something”         

Jack

How to join?

Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining the Community Hub, or if you’d like to ask any questions. We work with Gloucestershire County Council and can take referrals from social workers and other care providers.

We’ll get back in touch within 3 working days to arrange a time to meet or talk on the phone, and we offer a free trial day to get a feel for what we do and meet the team. If we decide together that this would be the right service for you, we’ll then work with you on a support plan and set some goals to make the most of your time with us.

Other services you may be interested in…