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, 1855 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 […]

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

16 October

‘Going Above and Beyond during Covid-19′ – we have been nominated!


We are pleased to announced that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Going Above and Beyond during Covid-19′ award our team have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic for which we are so proud – wish us luck! https://cffc.co.uk/calderdale-community-spirit-awards/award-categories/

27 September

We’ve been on our holibobs!


A fantastic week was had at https://www.calvertlakes.org.uk/, a sense of normality was welcomed by all with daily testing and the relevant risk assessments in place.

15 July

Thank you


We had a fantastic time at our Car Park Party last week with contributions from so many! Our Next Steppers and staff committed a huge amount of time to plan, design & create so many wonderful decorations and activities to be enjoyed on the day and for time to come, please see our Gallery for […]

6 May

Did somebody say… Party?


As the world opens it’s doors again and life returns to somewhat of a ‘new normal’ we would like to celebrate the resilience, commitment and enthusiasm of our Next Steppers and Staff alike. What better than an outdoor car park paaarrrrttyyyy?! On the 8th July we will be opening our gates for Next Steppers, their […]

26 April

Summer is approaching


After a turbulent year for our Next Steppers where we have offered a restricted, largely in-house Day Service we are delighted to be accessing community activities once again. We are thrilled to be accessing Hydrotherapy at the Hollybank Facility exclusively and have Sailing sessions booked throughout the Summer. Watch this space…

16 April

A Warm welcome


We are pleased to announce to recruitment of 8 new members of staff to our expanding team including Full Time and Part Time Support Workers, a Catering Assistant and a Cleaner. They have all had fantastic feedback from their interview and from their new colleagues, we look forward to welcoming you into the Next Step […]


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.