Garfield Weston Foundation Helps Change Young Lives
We are delighted to have received an incredible £225,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation. This three-year funding will go towards a range of specialist support services for young people, including wellbeing, recovery and family mediation.
Universal Credit Cut Could Increase Homelessness
Step by Step has joined over 40 other homelessness charities in signing a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, expressing their concern at the cut to Universal Credit and urging that an adequate safety net is put in place.
A Brief History of Step by Step Cartoon
Our colourful cartoon presents a brief history of Step by Step and the key milestones along our journey to date. Thank you to actor and artist Sam David Head (@SamualDavidHead on Twitter) for creating these fantastic illustrations.
Rachel is Going the Extra Mile for Step by Step
Not only is Rachel a Supported Lodgings Host for Step by Step, she’s also running the 2021 London Marathon for us. She hopes to raise funds to support vital services for young people going through hard times.
Sleep Out for Young People Facing Homelessness
Sleep Out at Yours takes place on 8th October 2021, giving you the chance to support local young people facing homelessness by sleeping out for one night. Sleep out in your garden or anywhere else uncomfortable to help raise vital funds.
Brighter Futures 2021 Success
We are pleased to report that our Brighter Futures appeal was a great success, beating its target to raise over £5,000. The funds raised could pay for life skills sessions, work-readiness training or counselling.
A Special Memory
Supported Lodgings Manager Kelly shares a memory of just one of the young people she helped over the years. For Kelly, this particular memory resonates even after many years and she still recalls it vividly.
Laurence's Story: Supported Lodgings Host
84 year-old Laurence Smith has retired from being a Supported Lodgings Host after seven years of helping young people. He gave a safe and loving home to those facing homelessness and we can’t thank him enough for his kindness and compassion.
Stefan's Story: Support After Leaving Care
Stefan tells his story in this engaging video, talking about the challenges he faced when leaving care and the support he found at Step by Step. An intelligent, eloquent young man with a bright future ahead of him.
Read Our Summer 2021 Newsletter
The Step by Step Summer 2021 newsletter is out now. Catch up on our top news stories and articles, including stories of young people we have supported. Read online or download a PDF copy.
MP Ranil Jayawardena Visits Step by Step
Ranil Jayawardena was given a tour of our Aldershot accommodation. The Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire learned about the essential services offered to young people in his constituency.
End of Eviction Ban Puts Young People at Risk
The ban on evictions during Covid ended on 31st May 2021. We believe that this will lead to a huge number of evictions and an increase in homelessness as a result, and that young people will be considerably affected.