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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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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We have had a significant amount of support from our local community varying from donations of handsewn masks to Grants that have helped cover the cost of our PPE. The National Lottery Community Fund allocated us a Grant back in June 2020 that has allowed us to maintain particularly high standards of cleanliness. You can […]
Hello all. We have been advised by Calderdale Council that we are able to remain open throughout the current lockdown. We have the relevant Risk Assessments in place to ensure that our Next Steppers and Staff are kept as safe as possible, if you would like to view these please refer to the footer of […]
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…”- 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…”- Health and Social Care Student
“Staff are a lovely bunch of committed, interested people who demonstrate their dedication to the people they support…”- Tutor
“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
“To me the most interesting thing is the personalised approach to the support needs of each individual…”- 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… “- Volunteer
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.