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.
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
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
First Steps Towards Our New Foyer
We are excited to announce the purchase of a new property in the New Forest, which will become Step by Step Foyer accommodation. The house in Totton will accommodate four young people at any one time.
Bidding Wars: Young People Outbid on a Place to Live
A shortage of rental properties means that there is fierce competition for the few places available, and many landlords are taking advantage of this by inviting bids to rent their properties. This is pricing young people out of the market, particularly those already facing challenging personal circumstances.
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.
Step by Step Sponsored Walk 2022, Devil's Punch Bowl
Join our 10K charity walk at the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey and get sponsored to help young people facing homelessness.