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.
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, 61 Victoria Road open
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 develop 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.
Impact Report 2016-17
We are excited to publish our most recent Impact Report. 1845 young people were supported by Step by Step during the year with a further 3500 reached through Peer Education and Community Presentations.
Social Return on Investment
We are delighted to launch our first Social Return on Investment report and trust that the findings of the report will provide the platform from which we can journey into the future with continued confidence and positivity.
Matt Performs at the Foyer Awards 2017
Last night, five of our staff team accompanied two young people to the Foyer Federation Foyer Awards 2017.
Step by Step Scoop National Charity Governance Award
In April we excitedly announced that we had made the 21 charity strong shortlist in the UK Charity Governance Awards.