Guideposts 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.

Guideposts 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 it's 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. 

Guideposts Services

Our services include 

Information, advice and guidance services - providing signposting to people with long-term health conditions, carers and healthcare professionals predominantly focusing on Dementia via our HERE First service. 

Carers services - providing local authority contracted carers emergency schemes and carers support services. 

National equipment and advice centre - a centre promoting independence for older people living with Dementia and younger people with long-term condition - our Mi-Life Centres work in collaboration with the HERE First service to support independent living in peoples own homes.

Community Opportunities supporting people with a range of long-term health conditions and disabilities, their carers and families through a range of interventions and therapies aimed at achieving:

  • Physical and mental wellbeing
  • Building friendships, relationships and connections in their local communities.
  • Learning and developing new skills 

Independent living - Guideposts manages Shared Lives schemes on behalf of local authorities. Shared lives is a scheme whereby an individual shares their family, community life and their home with someone who needs some support to live independently. The charity effectively acts as a broker by matching someone who needs support to carry on living in their own community, with someone who is paid to provide support and accommodation.