About Guideposts

Our Vision

Our vision is of a society where all people are valued and have equality of opportunity.

Guideposts’ exists to provide services to meet individual needs so that each person has the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations and maximise their potential. We seek to achieve excellence in our work and lead the way in researching, delivering and disseminating good practice.

Put simply: we are Here for You and will continue to strive to be here for you and your family in more meaningful and personalised ways in the future.

Gloucestershire Carers Support, Day Trip 2018
Gloucestershire Carers Support, Day Trip 2018

Our Mission

To deliver our vision Guideposts mission is to:-

  • Break Barriers – within society caused by misperceptions, prejudice, oversight or lack of provision.
  • Build Bridges – with essential information, resource, services and therapeutic approaches to help people manage their needs and connect with their communities.
  • Create Connections – so people have the opportunity to enjoy independence in all aspects of their lives – home, families, friends, leisure, learning and work so they can be an active member of society.

The charity achieves its mission by delivering a range of information, advice and guidance and community based services which are person-centred and designed to promote independence, wellbeing, quality of life and delay the need for intensive interventions.

Mates ‘N’ Dates Members Volunteers, 2019
Mates ‘N’ Dates Members Volunteers, 2019

A History

Although the way we deliver our work has changed over the years, the ethos and values remain the same.

All our work is focussed on helping people build on their strengths, maintain their independence, achieve their aspirations, develop supportive connections and prevent them from isolation and loneliness.

It all started when Raymond Cripps, a journalist and publisher for a small weekly newspaper in Witney, Oxfordshire, came across a story that intrigued him…

To read the full story of our history please download our PDF here

Click here to read our latest newsletter (Autumn 2018), or follow what we’re up to daily over on our socials @GuidepostsUK on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.