Ben came to Step by Step after being asked to leave the family home. He didn't have any family he could turn to or friends he could rely on. Ben didn't know where to turn until a friend introduced him to Step by Step.
Lydia, 19, came to Step by Step at the end of March after over-crowding in her home and family breakdown led to Lydia being kicked out. The stressful home environment made it difficult for Lydia to handle her depression and her mental health became very low.
Thomas describes that “the best thing about the Talent Coaches, it that they actually listen to you and it makes you think that you are not alone, they actually care about what you say and everything that you do. I feel very sad that it is stopping because I am scared that everything is going to start all over again”
When Billy*, a 12 year old Year 7 pupil was referred to Future Steps, he was refusing to attend four of his subjects. Teachers viewed him as defiant and non-compliant towards school staff which had also caused strains at home with his Dad. We focused on talking through his worries and building his self-esteem and confidence to ask for help.
Danielle lived in Supported Lodgings when she became a young mum. She has grown so much in confidence, believing in herself, which has helped her to become a great mum to her one year old son.
Ryan* came to Step by Step in an emergency accommodation placement following a family breakdown.
Jodie* was referred to Future STEPS to improve her self-esteem and confidence along with creating personal goals and ambitions for the future.
For World Homeless Day Amy was prepared to share a little of her story in her own words.
Lisa and Raymond Blanc
When Lisa first met with Sarah at Youth AIMS, she was very unhappy at college but didn't feel confident to broach the subject with her parents.
Joss* came to live in Farnborough with her mum when she was five years old. Her mum was living with depression and had a problem with drug addiction which led to Joss being asked to leave home when she was 16.
Robert has gone from a young man who avoided spending time with others, to a confident young man who was willing to showcase our services to assessors.
Martin got in touch with Youth AIMS having found about the service through a leaflet at a local shopping centre.
James is an incredible success story and one that has its roots in the time he came to Step by Step ten years ago...
Jasmine was referred to Youth AIMS by her school, at the request of her mum who was concerned about her behaviour and drinking.
Daisy* had experienced very little support from outside agencies, including her social worker. She has been grieving for her late Father who passed away in February 2015.