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 wellbeing support and advice through Launch last year
young people attended free counselling last year
Open Doors 2023 Appeal Launched
Step by Step's Christmas fundraising appeal is back! Open Doors 2023 asks members of the public, companies and community groups to help us support young people over the festive period and beyond.
Gala Dinner a Resounding Success
The Step by Step Gala Dinner 2023 was a great success, attended by 100 guests and raising over £10,800.
Step by Step Gala Dinner 2023
Join us for an exclusive gala dinner on Friday 24th November at the stunning Elvetham Hotel to celebrate the impact of Step by Step and those who have helped make it happen. Tickets are £80 per person including a three-course dinner with drinks and disco.
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.