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.
could provide a social activity for one young person.
could cover the cost of registering a young person to learn through AQA.
enables us to accommodate a young person for one night.
could provide a young person with a specialist counselling session.
could provide accommodation and access to our full range of support to a young person for one week.
Esme's StoryWhen she was just 13 years old, Esme moved to the UK to live with her mum. Tragically, her mum passed away only a week later. Read more
John's StoryJohn moved into our Dorset Foyer accommodation following a family breakdown. He has high-functioning autism. His communication difficulties meant that he initially struggled to engage with staff at even the most basic level. Read more
Mia's StoryMia had always had a difficult relationship with her mum. From the age of 13, she was regularly being kicked out of home and finding herself sofa surfing, moving from one friend to another and with no stability in her life. Read more
Karen's StoryWhen Karen’s relationship with her partner broke down, she was unable to return home to her mum due to ongoing problems, and so found herself with nowhere to go. We gave her an emergency bed at our Krystal House foyer. Read more
James' StoryJames is an incredible success story and one that has its roots in the time he came to Step by Step ten years ago... Read more
YOUNG PEOPLE reached through Peer Education and Community Presentations.
YOUNG PEOPLE directly supported through Step by Step's Services.
EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES were accessed over the course of the year.
FREE COUNSELLING SESSIONS were delivered to young people last year.
Step by Step's Partnership with Zurich Community Trust
Step by Step has been working with Zurich Community Trust, the charitable arm of Zurich in the UK, since 2015. We spoke to Kerry Chambers, the Programme Manager at ZCT, to find out what makes it such a successful programme.
Kate - A Host's View of Supported Lodgings
Kate has been a Host for our Supported Lodgings service for a number of years and has given her spare room and her support to young people at risk of homelessness. In this short video, she talks about what it's like to be a Host.
10K Walk at Devil's Punch Bowl
Join our 10K charity walk at the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey to raise funds for a fantastic cause. Takes place on Sunday 6th October 2019.
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.