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

25 March

Parents Forum.


This morning brought our Parents Forum, it was great to see some of our Next Steppers’ parents at the forum this morning and thank you to Jon Pearson, parent and trustee, for providing a very informative talk on Supported Living. The forum provides us with a great opportunity to get feedback from parents and to […]

22 March

Thank you to the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes


A huge thank you to the individuals of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes for their kind donation towards our Hydrotherapy Pool, it was lovely to see you at our King Cross Centre meeting some of our Next Steppers. We really appreciate the community involvement in the fundraising for our project thus far, though we […]

15 March

After the rain, comes the shine.


Next Steppers and staff alike had a brilliant week at The Lakes Calvert Trust, we enjoyed horse riding, hydrotherapy, abseiling, climbing and a disco amongst other activities. We had a fantastic week spent with friends, a huge thank you to Calvert for having us, we are already looking forward to our next holiday!

15 March

Comic Relief – Red Nose Day


We have had a fantastic day today fundraising for Comic Relief, we played ‘Pin the red nose on Barry’ and had a giant Red Nose Piñata, alongside a bake sale with delicious home baked treats and a tuck shop run by Adam. We raised a fantastic £148.11. Thank you to all Next Steppers and staff […]

11 March

Today’s the day, we’re off on holiday!


This morning has been full of excitement at our Day Service and marks the start of the Calvert Trust holiday! Bags are packed, busses are loaded and the Next Steppers are on the road, let the adventure begin.

7 March

Leeds Half Marathon 12th May 2019


Next Steppers Cam and Adam (pictured) are taking on the 13 mile city centre challenge with the support of Harriet, Emma, Laura, Ross, Nathan and Preet on 12th May 2019. The aim is to conquer a BIG challenge to raise BIG funds to fulfil our dream of building our own in-house Hydrotherapy Pool which we […]


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.