When Faheem came to Step by Step as an asylum-seeking child, he was frightened and confused. STEP Worker Natasha Nazir tells how she has seen him grow into a confident young man.
Tara had a lot to contend with at just 20 years old. Her brother was diagnosed with cancer and she had nowhere to call home. At Step by Step, we were able to offer her accommodation, support and the chance of a brighter future.
Rom tells her story in her own words in this compelling rap. Raw and heartfelt, Rom's rap talks about her struggles with alcohol, having no stability in her life, and how Step by Step helped her get back on track.
When Luca was referred to our Supported Lodgings service, he was struggling to get his life together and was without a permanent place to live. Luca found himself sofa surfing with no stability and no prospect of addressing his drug misuse and other issues.
Dora arrived in the UK as a refugee following the death of her mother and brother at a young age. She had nowhere to call home but fortunately we were able to help.
Jack was unable to live with his mum as she wasn't able to find permanent accommodation. He presented himself to our Youth AIMS drop-in advice service where he was able to receive support and look at the next steps available to him.
Sam 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.
Holly was at risk of homelessness when her relationship with her parents broke down. She moved into Foyer accommodation, but struggled in a group living environment. Supported Lodgings was the ideal solution.
Mia had always had a difficult relationship with her mum. From the age of 13, she was regularly being kicked out of home and finding herself sofa surfing, moving from one friend to another and with no stability in her life.
John moved into our Dorset Foyer accommodation following a family breakdown. He has high-functioning autism. His communication difficulties meant that he initially struggled to engage with staff at even the most basic level.
When Karen’s relationship with her partner broke down, she was unable to return home to her mum due to ongoing problems, and so found herself with nowhere to go. We gave her an emergency bed at our Krystal House foyer.
When she was just 13 years old, Esme moved to the UK to live with her mum. Tragically, her mum passed away only a week later.
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.
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.
Jodie* was referred to Future STEPS to improve her self-esteem and confidence along with creating personal goals and ambitions for the future.
James is an incredible success story and one that has its roots in the time he came to Step by Step ten years ago...