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
Open Doors Appeal Most Successful Yet
Open Doors 2021 was our most successful Christmas appeal ever. A huge thank you to everyone who helped us raise over £60,000 – a fantastic amount that will support young people throughout the year.
Leo Docherty MP Visits Step by Step
We were pleased to receive a visit from Leo Docherty MP. The Member of Parliament for Aldershot visited his local Step by Step Foyer to meet members of the team and hear about our work supporting young people in his constituency.
Sleep Out 2022
The Step by Step Sleep Out is back on 29th April 2022 at Farnborough Business Park. Give up the comfort of your bed for the night and sleep out for young people facing homelessness.
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.