What can Next Step do for you?

The Next Step Trust is a charity established in 2006 to support adults with learning disabilities and complex health needs. Established by parents it's objective is to provide a comprehensive day service provision along with other services as required by the individuals we support. We aim to work in keeping with the personalisation agenda

Our Services

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Where We Are Based Where We Are Based

We are growing! In addition to our four fully equipped Centres at King Cross, Clare Road and Ripponden, we have purchased The Hoover Building. Different groups of Next Steppers use each centre for their individual requirements, and with a fleet of dedicated vehicles we are able to maintain links between all of our centres to […]

Facilities Facilities

  We aim to provide facilities to ensure appropriate access and support for all who use our centres. All our bases have ramped access and are equipped to meet the requirements of the Next Steppers. We have overhead hoists, mobile hoists, shower beds, changing beds and glide sheets to meet moving and handling and personal […]

Catering Catering

  We have high quality, “five-star” catering facilities at all three of our sites. The facilities at King Cross and Clare Road have been designed by our Catering Manager specifically to meet the requirement of the provision. All the essential facilities that you would expect are provided and we have a selection of switches enabling many […]

Sensory Room Sensory Room

  Imagine the combination of interactive light, sound and touch all controlled by, and tailored to every individual: The Sensory Room is fully equipped with many different ways to stimulate the senses. A variety of technology such as multicoloured bubble tubes, fibre optic cascade, mirror ball, oil projector, shape projector, pin spot projector, soundboard, interactive […]

Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy

  We are thrilled to announce the opening of our very own on-site Hydrotherapy Pool! We always aim to provide person centred support and strive for a quality service, giving people opportunities to experience different activities and maintain their health needs and offer therapeutic support.       < Sensory Room / Adapted Technology >    

Adapted Technology Adapted Technology

  We have several suites of specialised computer equipment linked to the internet and to the internal network at all our Centres. Each computer has a touch-sensitive screen and many have specialised keyboards and switches enabling everyone to interact with the digital technology. We have large-screen interactive Whiteboards linked to the computer system and also […]

Our Latest News

You can access an archive of our older news from within any of the posts below

15 July

We have updated our Values


It is important to us that our Values are an accurate reflection of the support that we provide every day at Next Step. We have all overcome many personal and organisational difficulties in the past 2 years and had to adapt to continue to meet the needs of our Next Steppers and their families, whether […]

30 June

Are you looking for a new opportunity?


We are looking for enthusiastic, encouraging and reliable individuals to join our team in the centre of Halifax with Full Time, Part Time & Bank Support Worker positions available. Please have a look through our website to learn a little bit about us. You will find more info and the application form here. We look […]

12 May

We close our doors at 1855


After 3 years we have now closed our doors at the 1855 Station Building. 1855 has been a fantastic location for those that attend our Day Service, offering immediate access to outside space and the centre of Halifax. We expanded our use of 1855 throughout the pandemic to incorporate an area of the nursery in […]

21 April

Would you like to join our staff team?


We are hiring! Our Respite facility in the heart of Ripponden is looking for enthusiastic, kind and adaptable individuals to join the team working evenings and weekends with a highly competitive salary. Please click here for further information or head to the Jobs tab for more information.

6 April

Saying goodbye to our dear friend, Paul Gledhill


Today our thoughts are with the family and friends of our colleague and friend Paul Gledhill. Paul worked with us at the Next Step Trust for over 6 years and was a valued colleague and a friend to Next Steppers, their families and of course the staff team. Below is a reading by Helen Lowrie […]

4 January

Happy New Year from all at Next Step


We hope you were all able to enjoy the Christmas period with your nearest and dearest. Whilst the COVID’19 restrictions were lifted to various extents in 2021, we were able to make unforgettable memories. We celebrated our 15 year anniversary with a car park carnival to remember, we returned to the Calvert Trust for our holibobs and […]


What people would like to share about their experiences with us

  • Student Physiotherapist

    “It is reassuring to see such fantastic facilities open for people who once they leave school are often all but forgotten…”

    - Student Physiotherapist
  • Health and Social Care Student

    “The hard work and commitment of the management team and staff makes a great difference in the service users’ lives, their families and the community as a whole…”

    - Health and Social Care Student
  • Tutor

    “Staff are a lovely bunch of committed, interested people who demonstrate their dedication to the people they support…”

    - Tutor
  • Next Step Support Staff

    “Working at Next Step is very emotional. We are so proud to see our young adults achieve above and beyond everything we hoped”

    - Next Step Support Staff
  • Student Social Worker

    “To me the most interesting thing is the personalised approach to the support needs of each individual…”

    - Student Social Worker
  • Volunteer

    “Being a volunteer at the Trust has certainly been a big eye opener for me and I feel that the experience I have gained now will last throughout my life… “

    - Volunteer

A Little Bit More About Us

The Next Step Trust is a charity and not for profit organisation established in 2006. Starting with three Next Steppers we have since expanded to provide our services over four different bases.

The Next Step Trust is registered with CQC to provide domiciliary/home care, respite/short breaks, and sit in services.

We are on Calderdale Council’s approved provider list for Day Services and for Domiciliary Care Services.

We have been fortunate to be recognised over the last 13 years with various awards and continue to lead the way on supporting individuals with profound and complex needs in living fulfilling lives.