At Step by Step we passionately believe in supporting local young people who are going through hard times. We take a unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services. Our approach helps young people to identify and fulfil their aspirations.
Excellence in all we do. Teamwork through successful collaborations and partnerships. Honesty and openness. Ownership of our work, words, and actions. Strength by building courage and resilience.
It is our vision for every young person facing adversity, including homelessness, to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential.
Last year, over 120,000 young people asked their council for help with homelessness, but only 1 in 5 offer advocacy to support young people.
Unemployment rates are three times higher for 16-25 year olds when compared with the rest of the UK population.
Half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75% by age 24.
covers the cost of a one-to-one advice session
could pay for a life skills training session
enables us to accommodate a young person for one night
could pay for a specialist counselling session
provides accommodation and access to our full range of support to a young person for one week.
Chloe's StoryChloe found herself homeless at just 17 years old after escaping domestic violence. Her life had hit rock bottom. She had no direction or stability and had poor mental health. Our Supported Lodgings service was able to help. Read more
Mike's StoryMike found himself homeless on Christmas Eve at just 19 years old. There would have been very few options available to him if not for Step by Step's Supported Independence Flats. He went from homeless to housed in just one hour. Read more
James' StoryJames is a trustee for Step by Step, but his involvement with the charity started 10 years ago when he found himself homeless, abandoned by his alcoholic mother. He shares his story and just how he has come so far. Read more
Sam's StorySam was made homeless when her mum asked her to leave the family home. She lived with her sister temporarily but it was never intended to be a long-term solution. Our Supported Lodgings service was able to help. Read more
young people directly supported through Step by Step services last year
young people accommodated last year
young people given advice or advocacy through Launch last year
young people attended free counselling last year
Step by Step Back Change in Child Protection Law
Step by Step backed the NSPCC's Close the Loophole campaign, resulting in a change in child protection laws that will safeguard more young people at risk of sexual abuse.
Sleep Out is Back!
We are excited to announce that the Step by Step Sleep Out is back for 2022! This year’s sleep out will be an in-person event on 7th October at Farnborough Business Park.
Sleep Out 2022
The Step by Step Sleep Out is back on Friday 7th October 2022 at Farnborough Business Park. Give up the comfort of your bed for the night and sleep out for young people facing homelessness. Sleep Out 2022 is kindly sponsored by BMW.
Quiz Night at Farnborough Rugby Club
Join us for a fun quiz night at Farnborough Rugby Club on 16th September. Everyone loves a pub quiz, and it's even better when all proceeds support young people facing homelessness.