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 have three fully equipped Centres, and a fourth one in development, all within the Halifax area and close proximity to 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 our Centres to enable consistent interaction […]

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 […]

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. We share the kitchen at Clay House with the council services. All the essential facilities that you would […]

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, […]

Sensory Garden Sensory Garden

    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. […]

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 […]

Our Latest News

Be sure to check out "What We Are Up To" above, for more in-depth news.

13 October

Breakthrough Of The Year Award


We are thrilled and honoured to have been awarded “Breakthrough of the Year” at the 2017 Community Spirit Awards. The award was presented to us in recognition of the Respite Facility we have recently established in Ripponden which aims to extend the reach of our charity and broaden the range of services we offer to […]

14 August

Thank You To Our Volunteers


A big thank you to all the volunteers that have been busy helping us at Next Step throughout the summer. The team from the Princes Trust have been sprucing up at King Cross in  the area around the front and side of the centre. They have given our sensory board a revamp and tidied up […]

20 June

Vacancy: Part-time Caretaker


We are currently recruiting for a Part-time Caretaker. The deadline for the Caretaker applications is 14th July and interviews will be 24th July. Click the button below to take you to our Jobs Page.

8 June

Overnight Respite Now Available


We are so happy to announce that the doors of our overnight respite facility in Ripponden have opened to guests. We had our first group of people staying over at the end of May and we are now fully available for further guests to stay with us all year round. If you are interested please […]

2 June

Market Stall Dates


We will be holding a number of market stalls throughout the summer months, 16th June, 21st July and 18th August at Sowerby Bridge market and on 7th July and 4th August in Halifax outside Wilko. If you can spare any time on any of those days we would be grateful of any helpers to man our stalls. We are still […]

22 May

Bags of Help!


Next Step have been awarded first prize in Tesco’s Bags of help scheme. We have been awarded a massive £5000 so thank you to everyone who voted for Next Step in store with their blue tokens. The money will be used for a adapted sensory area with decking and raised flowerbeds at our new house […]


What people would like to share about their experiences with us

  • Vicki Tallon – Student Physiotherapist

    “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
  • Maria Mateta – 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…”

    - Maria Mateta – Health and Social Care Student
  • Kym Bowen – Tutor

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

    - Kym Bowen – Tutor
  • Sarah – 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”

    - Sarah – Next Step Support Staff
  • Michala Burns – Student Social Worker

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

    - Michala Burns – Student Social Worker
  • James Hopkins – 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… “

    - 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 9 years with various awards and continue to lead the way on supporting individuals with profound and complex needs in living fulfilling lives.


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