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.
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We have three fully equipped Centres in Halifax, all within close proximity of each other. Different groups of Next Steppers use each Centre as a base, and with a fleet of dedicated vehicles we are able to maintain links between all three Centres to enable consistent interaction of all our Next Steppers and their activities. […]
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 […]
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. We share the kitchen at Clay House with the council services. All the essential facilities that you would […]
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. Multicoloured bubble tubes, fibre optic cascade, mirror ball, oil projector, shape projector, pin spot projector and a large-screen audiovisual projector all serve […]
The Sensory Garden is a joint project that brings together three very close-knit mutual organisations: The Next Step Trust, The Mayfield Trust, and Ravenscliffe High School. By converting unused land adjacent to our neighbours The Mayfield Trust, we have created a wonderful environment for all involved to share and enjoy all year round. […]
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 […]
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On the 11th of December we will be holding our prestigious Christmas Prom. After proving to be a success in the past few years we are proud to be able to host the event once again in the delightful main hall at the historic Clay House in West Vale, Greetland. As well as a sumptuous […]
Halifax Ladies Circle have raised a staggering £7000 to contribute towards the development of our new Sensory Room which is due to take place as soon as possible in 2015. Our existing facility is being relocated to the upper floor of our Centre at King Cross. The money was raised through a variety of events […]
Several Next Steppers have undertaken voluntary Work Placements at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. This has become possible due to Eureka! winning the International Award for Inclusion Project. Sam and Dominic successfully completed their placement working in the gift shop and the “All About Me” section of the museum, and Natalie and Alex are currently working hard at the […]
What people would like to share about their experiences with us
“It is reassuring to see such fantastic facilities open for people who once they leave school are often all but forgotten…”- Vicki Tallon – Student Physiotherapist
“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…”- Maria Mateta – Health and Social Care Student
“Staff are a lovely bunch of committed, interested people who demonstrate their dedication to the people they support…”- Kym Bowen – Tutor
“Working at Next Step is very emotional. We are so proud to see our young adults achieve above and beyond everything we hoped”- Sarah – Next Step Support Staff
“To me the most interesting thing is the personalised approach to the support needs of each individual…”- Michala Burns – Student Social Worker
“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… “- James Hopkins – 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 three different bases.
The Next Step Trust is registered with CQC to provide domiciliary/home care 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 8 years with various awards and continue to lead the way on supporting individuals with profound and complex needs in living fulfilling lives.