What can Next Step do for you?

The Next Step Trust is a charity established in 2006 supporting adults with learning disabilities, complex health needs and Autism. Established by parents, our 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 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 to […]

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. All the essential facilities that you would expect are provided and we have a selection of switches enabling many […]

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 are thrilled to announce the opening of our very own on-site Hydrotherapy Pool! 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.       < Sensory Room / Adapted Technology >    

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 December

Merry Christmas


Among our Christmas gifts Is something we hold dear. We’re thankful for this pleasure Each and every year. It’s a gift in every day, All the long year through. It’s your special, treasured friendship; Our cherished gift is you! Wishing all of our friends a wonderful Christmas break, we look forward to seeing you in […]

15 September

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Completed it!


A huge well done to Emrys, Lily & co for completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in aid of our Rebound Facility, if you would like to donate you can do so here, thank you.

20 July

A fantastic opportunity for an employee to develop!…


Internal Vacancy – Permanent Moving and Handling Lead Support Worker 22.5 hours per week £28,606.50 pro rata (£14.67 per hour) Annual leave entitlement as per your current contract pro rated for part time hours You must have at least 1 years’ experience as a Support Worker and a broad knowledge of our next steppers. Due […]

19 July

A rare leadership opportunity here at Next Step..


A very rare opportunity has come forth for an enthusiastic, committed individual to join our team as a Lead Support Worker 

27 June

Are you looking for a change of career?


We are hiring for both our Day Service in the centre of Halifax & Respite Provision in the heart of Ripponden. We are looking for kind and caring individuals to join us as Support Workers, experience isn’t necessary as you will receive full training, induction & support throughout. Please visit our jobs page here for […]

2 June

R&R pending, we need you!


We are on the lookout for kind and caring support workers to join us at our Respite Provision. Our home away from home sits alongside the river in the heart of Ripponden where our Next Steppers join us for short breaks of rest & relaxation.


What people would like to share about their experiences with us

  • It’s always a pleasure and such a special privilege to be able to add a little sparkle to the extra special events that you and The Next Step Trust organise. You have such an amazing and dedicated diverse team, that radiate such a beautiful warm and lively spirit that clearly enriches the lives or your ‘family/service users’. Keep up the amazing work.

    - Singcere – Performers
  • 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

A Little Bit More About Us

The Next Step Trust is a charity and not for profit organisation established in 2006 for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities, complex health needs and autism. We offer Day Services and a Respite Provision, starting with three Next Steppers, we have since expanded to provide our day services across three different bases, one of which hosts our own Hydrotherapy Pool.

We have been fortunate to be recognised over the last 13 years with various awards and nominations and continue to lead the way on supporting individuals with profound and complex needs in living fulfilling lives.

Community Spirit Awards

COVID nomination