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 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. […]

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.

10 October

10 Years – We Celebrated In Style!


As part of our 10 year celebration we held a “Birthday Party” at Arden Road Social Club on 6th October to commemorate this milestone. A cross-section of guests were invited, including parents, carers, professionals and everyone closely linked to the Next Step Trust. All our Next Steppers and staff put on their party outfits and […]

6 October

Emma Raises Over £300


Emma Lee, one of our support staff,  took part in the Newcastle Great North Run on Sunday 11th September.  She ran the 13.2 mile race in a fantastic 2 hours and 12 minutes (only slightly slower than Mo Farah apparently!!). She raised over £300 for The Next Step Trust and is looking forward to her next […]

1 September

Celebrating Our 10th Year!!!!!


We are very excited to be celebrating our 10th year in 2016. It’s astonishing to think just how much we have grown, far beyond our initial expectations, and it is so encouraging for our future to have had so much continued support and dedication from everyone involved in our Next Step community which has made these past ten years […]

31 August

Emma Takes On The Great North Run


Emma Lee will be taking part in the Newcastle Great North Run on Sunday 11th September.  Emma will be running 13.2 miles to raise money for new equipment and materials for The Next Step Trust. If you would like to sponsor Emma please contact the centre.

13 July

Vacancy – Catering Assistant, part time.


Catering Assistant- Part time vacancy. The Next Step Trust is looking for a special person to assist in all aspects of catering for adults with learning disabilities with very severe and complex needs. Hours will be 21 hours per week over 4 or 5 days. There may be a possibility of additional hours. For full […]

11 July

Outreach Service Becomes Increasingly Popular


Our Outreach Service is proving to be very popular, enabling Next Steppers the opportunity to access a wide variety of activities in the evenings and weekends outside of our normal day service hours. Not only does this give them a wider variety of personal choice, but it also affords their parents and carers the freedom […]


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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