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.
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We have three fully equipped Centres, and a fourth one in development, all within the Halifax area and close proximity to 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 our Centres to enable consistent interaction […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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
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One of our longest standing trustees Graham Pearson has retired after 10 years of loyal support to The Next Step Trust. Graham was instrumental in providing guidance and expert business knowledge right from the very start of NST and throughout its ever successful growth – which is undoubtedly partly due to his commitment and foresight. […]
We have a number of stalls in Halifax and Sowerby Bridge booked for the summer months. We are beginning to collect items to sell and would be very grateful for donations of brick-a-brac, books and clothes to sell on our stalls. Please send any donations into The Next Step Trust. Please contact Nikki or Harriet […]
We are holding an auction night to raise funds for our new Respite Facility on Saturday 6th May 2017 between 7pm and 11pm at The Old Crossleyans Rugby Club, Standeven House, Broomfield Avenue, Halifax HX3 0JE There will be a live band and entertainment, plus a raffle and a buffet. Some of the auction prizes include: […]
We are challenging our Next Steppers to achieve a 100 mile challenge in aid of comic relief. The goal is to collectively travel 100 miles throughout the month of March, either walking, cycling, on the treadmill, or getting out and about using your wheelchair. We will add up everyone’s personal achievements and complete our target […]
The Next Step Trust has been nominated by Tesco King Cross to be shortlisted to win a grant to spend on a sensory decking area at our new respite house in Ripponden. If you shop at Tesco you can collect a token from the till (1 token per transaction – so break your shopping up into many […]
We plan to hold an auction in the next few months specifically aimed at helping us to raise valuable funds to help equip the new property we have recently purchased in Ripponden, which will enable us to offer a much needed respite service. We are asking for input from anyone who would be able to […]
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…”- Vicki Tallon – 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…”- Maria Mateta – Health and Social Care Student
“Staff are a lovely bunch of committed, interested people who demonstrate their dedication to the people they support…”- Kym Bowen – Tutor
“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
“To me the most interesting thing is the personalised approach to the support needs of each individual…”- Michala Burns – 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… “- 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.