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.
1 in 100 young people are now expected to experience homelessness, but only 1 in 5 local authorities 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.
provides a social activity for one young person.
covers the cost of registering a young person to learn through AQA.
enables us to accommodate a young person for one night.
provides a young person with 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 Youth AIMS last year
young people attended free counselling last year
Laurence's Story: Supported Lodgings Host
84 year-old Laurence Smith has retired from being a Supported Lodgings Host after seven years of helping young people. He gave a safe and loving home to those facing homelessness and we can’t thank him enough for his kindness and compassion.
Stefan's Story: Support After Leaving Care
Stefan tells his story in this engaging video, talking about the challenges he faced when leaving care and the support he found at Step by Step. An intelligent, eloquent young man with a bright future ahead of him.
Step into Purple
Step into Purple is a fun way to raise money for a great cause. Organise your own dress down day where everyone wears something purple and gives a donation to support local young people.
Step by Step 272 Challenge
Your challenge. Your way. Take on the Step by Step 272 Challenge for young people facing homelessness. Run, cycle, swim, walk, row, climb - the choice is yours. Get sponsored and raise money for a fantastic cause.