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

10 May

A Busy Weekend Ahead!


Not only do we have two of our Next Steppers and their support staff completing the Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday, we also have a group partaking in a 26K walk in the Peak District tomorrow, both in order to raise money for our Hydrotherapy Pool. If you would like to sponsor for either challenge, […]

7 May

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 […]

30 April

Remembering Graham


We wish to extend a sincere heartfelt thank you to all the family and friends of Graham Pearson, our former CEO and Trustee, for their support through very generous donations in memory of Graham.  Graham’s memorial service was held at St John’s Church, Warley on 23rd March 2019. The large number of people in attendance […]

15 April

Proud owners of The Hoover Building


We are thrilled to announce that as of today, we are the proud owners of The Hoover Building! In order to meet the demand for our service it is essential that we have the space to fulfil our objective to have happier Next Steppers. The new space will allow us to carry out more activities […]

27 March

A warm welcome


We would like to extend a warm welcome to Julie Walsh, the newest addition to our Board of Trustees. We will be updating our ‘Meet The Team’ section in due course for Julie to introduce herself and her role at Next Step, welcome to the Next Step family, Julie!

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 […]


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.