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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Sensory Garden Sensory Garden

    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. […]

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 […]

Our Latest News

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

1 February

Tesco Tokens – Vote For Next Step!


The Next Step Trust has been 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 […]

18 January

Auction To Raise Valuable Funds For Our Respite Service


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 […]

5 January

Thank You For Your Donations


Over the Christmas period we received many kind donations which will help us to continue providing meaningful services for all our Next Steppers. On their behalf we would like to thank the following people: Halifax Ladies Circle. Wilkinson Woodward. John Lewis. Committee For Missions. G & C M Murgatroyd. S Idles. B White. Emma Lee. […]

3 January

We Welcome A New Trustee


We extend a very warm welcome to Andy Peers who has joined our Board of Trustees. Andy has a long term relationship with the Next Step Trust and his expertise will help us continue to move forward. For those of you who don’t already know Andy, click here to find out more.

4 December

Christmas Party Fun


We held our annual Christmas Party at Greetland Community Centre on 1st December. Lots of people joined us to celebrate in style (many in their Christmas jumpers!). We were entertained by the Indian Dance Troupe Annapurna who had us tapping our toes and joining in with their routines. Fun was had by all. We enjoyed […]

11 November

We Have Purchased A New Building


We are very excited to announce that we have purchased a new building in Ripponden. The already adapted bungalow will undergo further alterations to bring it up to the standards required for us to be able to develop and offer a respite facility. This is a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to continue 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 9 years with various awards and continue to lead the way on supporting individuals with profound and complex needs in living fulfilling lives.


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