We’re a young people’s charity. We support young people who are going through hard times, including homelessness. We provide accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services to empower young people and prevent homelessness.
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.
Impact Report 2022-23
We are proud to present a brief overview of our work and impact during the 2022-23 financial year. We delivered accommodation, counselling and wellbeing support to 1,345 young people.
Who Care? Care Leavers and Homelessness
Why do one third of care leavers become homeless within two years of leaving care? We look at the factors that explain this high instance of homelessness and what can be done.
Impact Report 2021-22
Our latest Impact Report details all we have achieved during the 2021-22 financial year, including a record number of young people accommodated, counselled and supported.
Our Plans for 2022-23
We are delighted to share our plans for the 2022-23 financial year, including our key projects, funding opportunities and financial projections.
Charity founded by Bridget Crowther
Registered as a charity called Blackwater Valley Accommodation Projects (BVAP)
Enough funds raised to purchase, refurbish and open Emmaus House (accommodating 12 young people)
Additional house, 63 Victoria Road, purchased (accommodating 7 young people)
A further property at 61 Victoria Road opened
BVAP changed its name and became Emmaus Projects
We started to offer Supported Lodgings
Launched Daylight, a project offering education sessions
Launched Cybershed, IT centre offering pc experience and essential skills for employment
Emmaus Projects became Step by Step
Counselling Programme Launched
Back to Work , Dr Al – employability and education programmes launched
First Steps to education/employment developed from previous employability services
Supported Lodgings branches into West Berkshire
Family Mediation launches
Purpose-built Foyer opens in Aldershot replacing all accommodation at Emmaus House and Victoria Road
Havant accommodation services launch
Gosport accommodation launches
Supported Lodgings expands into Surrey
Fareham, Basingstoke accommodation launch.
Supported Lodgings branches into East Hampshire
Future All Employability service launches in Hart, Rushmoor & New Forest
Future STEPS 1:1 Talent Coaching launches in Guildford and Waverley
Supported Lodgings branch into Dorset
Shaftesbury accommodation opens
Future STEPS expands to Rushmoor / Hart
Counselling provision expands throughout North Hampshire and South West Surrey
Aldershot Foyer awarded Foyer of the Year by the Foyer Foundation
Our Board win an Improving Impact Award at the National Charity Governance Awards
Our preventative INVEST service is launched within schools in Hart
We won Local Authority contracts to expand our Supported Lodgings service into new areas
Step by Step now has services in six counties in the South of England
Supported Independence Flats launched, accommodating young people not eligible for support elsewhere.
Youth AIMS is re-branded as Launch, offering an expanded service across six counties.