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

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

16 July

10 wonderful years


We would like to say a HUGE Next Step thank you to three of our long standing employees, Harriet, Helen F and Gary who have shown great commitment throughout their time at The Trust, joining alongside 4 Next Steppers in 2009. Each employee has developed their role, Harriet from support worker to Activities Lead, Helen […]

15 July

Parents Forum


A beautiful day for our Parents Forum, held at The Hoover Building, all parents and carers are welcome to join us in sharing their dreams and suggestions for the development of the site from 9.30am. We look forward to seeing you soon.

12 July

The Bearders Charity support our Respite Provision


We would like to say a huge thank you to The Bearders Charity who have kindly covered the cost of installing a Ceiling Track Hoist at our Respite facility. Installed on Tuesday, we have already had use of the hoist which according to our Lead Support Nicky has been absolutely brilliant and is already indispensable.

11 July

Leeds Half Marathon Update


Next Steppers Cam and Adam took on the 13 mile city centre challenge with the support of Harriet, Emma, Laura and her Mum, Ross, Nathan and Emily on 12th May 2019 and raised an impressive £3,848. The aim was to conquer a BIG challenge to raise BIG funds to fulfil our dream of building our own […]

10 July

You are invited on our journey through the jungle


We are heading on a Trundle in the Jungle experiencing the outside world through the eyes of tigers, elephants and cheeky monkeys! The walk will take place on 11/09/19 and will enlighten all of the senses, leaving from the main gates of People’s Park, King Cross Road,  Halifax, HX1 2TS Duration: 1 mile 13:30- 14:30 […]

9 July

Thank you to the Sir George Martin Trust


We would like to say a huge thank you to the Sir George Martin Trust for their kind donation of £3,180.00 to contribute towards our Hydrotherapy Pool. It was lovely to meet Carla at our King Cross Site who got a real feel for what The Trust is about. This donation brings our current total […]


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