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

   Fully Equipped      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 […]

Catering Catering

   Five Star 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 […]

Sensory Room Sensory Room

   Stimulate The Senses     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, […]

Sensory Garden Sensory Garden

  Relax And Enjoy     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 […]

Adapted Technology Adapted Technology

  Adaptive, Educational & Fun     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 […]

Our Latest News

Be sure to check out "What We Are Up To" above, for more in-depth news.

9 January

Volunteers Needed – Can You Help?


As a small charity with big objectives, the Next Step Trust is always looking for additional help, particularly volunteer helpers. We do rely on volunteers to do much of the work, so can YOU help? Volunteers are needed in many aspects of our work. The Next Steppers have a varied range of activities both in and away […]

3 January

Happy New Year!


We’d like to welcome you all in to the New Year and hope you will join us in looking forward to a very positive 2018. Our Christmas Party held at Arden Road Social Club celebrated the end of 2017 with a bang! It was fantastic to see so many people and have the chance to catch […]

4 December

We Are Hiring


We are currently looking to fill the following roles: Respite Support Worker (two part time positions available). Minibus Driver Support Worker. For more information please click here

2 December

New Minibus Arrives!


We have just taken delivery of a second 16 seat minibus from the Lord’s Taverners who supplied us with our very first minibus back in 2006 when we first opened our doors. A very big thank you goes out to them again for their ongoing support. As our numbers continue to increase way beyond our […]

1 December

Christmas Party 2017 – Hope to see you there!


This year’s Christmas Party will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 14th December at Arden Road social club. The day will include games and a festive lunch. We will be having a performance from Acting About drama group, which will star some of our Next Steppers and staff! We have already issued invitations via letters […]

20 November

Children In Need Appeal Raises £297


A huge thank you to all who got involved with this year’s Children In Need appeal. We raised £297. People were asked to wear their pyjamas and/or spots and stripes and pay a donation of £1 each for doing so (£2 if they chose not to!). We also held a duck race sweepstake which Leanne, […]

15 November

CHAS Health and Safety Accreditation


Our CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accreditation has once again been renewed to maintain and improve our Health and Safety credentials which is of utmost importance to us. We pride ourselves on the level of care we provide and strive to aim for the highest of standards.

10 November

Helen Thompson Leaves Our Board Of Trustees


One of our Trustees, Helen Thompson has decided to leave our Board after six years of service. Helen has consistently supported us with her professional input for which we are very grateful. We’d like to thank Helen most sincerely and wish her all the very best.

28 October

New Minibus From Lord’s Taverners


We are happy to announce that we have been successful in applying for a second 16 seat minibus from the Lord’s Taverners who supplied us with our very first minibus back in 2006 when we first opened our doors. As our numbers continue to increase way beyond our initial expectations the opportunity to access more […]

15 October

Hydrotherapy Sessions


As part of our ongoing commitment to offer access to as many appropriate facilities as possible, we are extending our hydrotherapy sessions to also use Highbury School’s pool in addition to Ravenscliffe’s and Hollybank’s.

13 October

Breakthrough Of The Year Award


We are thrilled and honoured to have been awarded “Breakthrough of the Year” at the 2017 Community Spirit Awards. The award was presented to us in recognition of the Respite Facility we have recently established in Ripponden which aims to extend the reach of our charity and broaden the range of services we offer to […]


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