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

18 September

The Green Light


We have been given the go ahead as of 16.09.20 to re-open our Day Service to pre-closure capacity. We have completed the required Risk Assessments and look forward to welcoming our Next Steppers back next week.

15 September

NST Newsletter Aug-Sept ’20


Our most recent Newsletter is hot off the press, please click here to have a look at what we’re up to.

14 September

Macmillan Coffee Morning


Last Thursday we hosted our very own #coffeemorning for Macmillan and raised a fantastic £247.47 for the charity. We played Bingo, sold (and ate…multiple…) cakes and took part in a picture quiz. A huge thank you to bakers, attendees and organisers, we had a brilliant day. To see a few pictures check out our Twitter […]

7 September

Seeking: Soft Play Equipment


Can you help? SOFT PLAY: Seeking: equipment to kit out one of the rooms at The Hoover Building. We’re looking for things such as floor mats, soft wall coverings, ball-pool edges etc. Everything needs to be wipe-down friendly so we can clean in-between users. Please get in touch if you can help.  

10 August

A warm welcome to our new Facilities Caretaker


We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest recruit, Richard, who has introduced himself below… “I joined the Marines at 18 after leaving Ryburn Valley High school. During my career I was based in Arbroath, Plymouth and Helensburgh and was fortunate to work on an island in the Indian Ocean called […]

4 August

Temporary Closure


As a result of the increase in recent COVID-19 figures in Calderdale and surrounding areas we have unfortunately had to close our Day Service provision as we review the best way forwards for our Next Steppers. We will be reviewing this alongside the COVID19 figures in Calderdale and will be posting updates as and when […]


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.