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.
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
Tara's StoryTara had a lot to contend with at just 20 years old. Her brother was diagnosed with cancer and she had nowhere to call home. At Step by Step, we were able to offer her accommodation, support and the chance of a brighter future. Read more
Jack's StoryJack was unable to live with his mum as she wasn't able to find permanent accommodation. He presented himself to our Youth AIMS drop-in advice service where he was able to receive support and look at the next steps available to him. Read more
Holly's StoryHolly was at risk of homelessness when her relationship with her parents broke down. She moved into Foyer accommodation, but struggled in a group living environment. Supported Lodgings was the ideal solution. Read more
young people directly supported through Step by Step services last year
young people accommodated last year
education or employment opportunities were accessed last year
free counselling sessions were delivered to young people last year
Read Our Winter 2020/21 Newsletter
Our Winter 2020/21 Newsletter is now available online, featuring our top news stories, young people's case studies and insightful articles. Read online or download a PDF copy.
New Help for Young People Facing Homelessness
Supported Independence Flats are a new service to help young people off the streets and into work, education and independent living. It will target young people who would otherwise not be eligible for accommodation support.
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.