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 four fully equipped Centres all within the Halifax area and close proximity to each other. 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 our centres to enable consistent interaction of our Next Steppers and their […]

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

8 February

Clothworkers’ Grant £20,000!


We are so pleased to announce that we’ve received a grant of £20,000 from The Clothworkers’ Foundation to contribute towards our Hydrotherapy Pool! A HUGE thank you! This takes our current balance to a grand total of £32,646.56! We are well on our way to our £150,000 target, if you can help please get in touch.

4 February

Remembering Graham Pearson


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Graham Pearson on 26th January, 2019 following a short illness. Graham was involved with the Next Step Trust from the very beginning, and without him we would not be where we are today. READ MORE HERE

20 January

Hydro Pool Donations


We are massively grateful for the support from St James’s Place Charitable Foundation with a donation of £2500 (pictured above), and Longwood Engineering for a £5000 donation towards our Hydrotherapy project. We really appreciate all of the donations and help we have received so far, bringing us to a grand total of £12,388.00. We still have […]

19 December

Celebrity Shopper At Our Bag Pack Fundraiser


As part of our fund raising efforts, we held a bag pack at Tesco in King Cross, and look who we bumped in to – Eric from Emmerdale! The day was a great success and in conjunction with our Christmas Fayre we raised £1145.60 Thank you to Tesco and everyone who contributed.  

15 December

A Big Thank You


A big thank you to: Naz at King Cross Carpets for supplying us with an off cut for our new site at 1855. Richard at Longmill Carpets for adding a rib to our new rug for 1855. Haugh End Garden Club for donating £162.51 towards our garden. The following have helped raise funds towards our […]

22 November

Christmas Craft Fayre and Open Day


Wednesday 5th December Christmas craft fayre and open day. We will be opening our doors to parents, friends and supporters for a festive open day. We welcome guests to enjoy drinks, refreshments, stalls and crafts. Please call in to see us between 9.30-12:00 and 1.30-4:00.


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.