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 currently have the use of two hydro pools in the area that we access via our own transport. 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. Therefore, it is our dream […]

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

NST Newsletter July 2020


Here’s a little update for how we are doing here at Next Step, please view this full post and click here for the first installation of the Next Step Newsletter.

6 July

Facilities Caretaker applications are now closed


A huge thank you to the individuals that applied for our Facilities Caretaker role, applications have now closed and we will be contacting those that have successfully secured an interview. We continue to recruit Bank Support Workers, please see our vacancies tab if you are interested. Thank you.

10 June

We are hiring


Are you skilled, personable and looking for work? We are looking for a Facilities Caretaker (37.5 hrs) and Bank Support Workers, please find our Job Advert here and our detailed job description, personal specification and application form on our Vacancies page here & get in touch!

6 June

Thank you


We would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to all of the people that have helped us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Firstly, a huge thank you to our staff that have continued to provide the essential support that our Next Steppers have required. Thank you to Ilona Evans for donating a sofa for […]

19 May

COVID19 – We Need Masks – Can You Help?


Can you help us face the challenge? We are based in Calderdale and provide support for adults with complex health needs and learning disabilities and we need your help to protect our Next Steppers and Staff alike. Prior to COVID19 Personal Protective Equipment was a huge part of keeping our Next Steppers and Staff safe […]

4 May

Hello, we’re still here!


Hi all, we hope you that are all keeping safe and well. Just an update to let you know that we are still here and supporting our Next Steppers and their families as best we can. Since the 25th March we have made many changes to our daily running to enable us to help where we can […]


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.