The Next Step Trust is a charity comprising parents, carers and professionals working together with a common, single purpose:
To offer a day provision in Calderdale for young people over the age of 19 with severe and complex needs.
We are based in a custom-built day care centre in King Cross, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
What we can offer
We offer day care facilities for young adults with multiple and profound disabilities within a safe, accessible, secure and stimulating environment.
As well as having our own fully trained and experienced support staff, the centre provides a state-of-the-art sensory room, a large sensory garden, specialised computer and interactive equipment, a large kitchen area designed specifically for wheelchair users, several multi-use areas, and modern changing facilities to meet all personal needs. Ceiling hoists are fitted in many rooms, and mobile hoists are available in all other areas.
We also draw upon a variety of external resources to enhance our in-house facilities such as regular physiotherapy sessions and weekly music sessions.
In addition we offer a wide range of opportunities to access facilities beyond the centre such as hydrotherapy, adapted bikes, gym and swimming, work placements and close links within the local community (which we access via our own transport).
162a King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3LN
I like working in the kitchen at Next Step Trust on a Monday. I am supported by Tom a volunteer from Voluntary Action Calderdale. My work in the kitchen is arranged by my line manager Jill Thewlis (Head Of Catering). I have my own uniform. My favourite job is serving the food at lunchtime and meeting people at Next Step. I like it because it is a charity so I give my time freely to Next Step. I also help Donna the catering assistant to do the shopping. I have lots of friends at Next Step. I have learnt new skills and to be better organised. I have lunch at Next Step as a thank you for my help, and so does Tom. I plan to continue volunteering at Next Step as I enjoy it!.
Anthony Cook – Former Next Stepper
We all work as claim handlers at RSA and Saida is our team leader. We volunteered to spend a day at Next Step gardening and generally tidying. It helps us to appreciate how fortunate we are. We found it very rewarding and great for team bonding. What a great place Next Step Trust is. Thank you for allowing us to help you.
RSA Group (Saida Begum. Glenn Finch. Tony Bromley. Nichola Walker. Cecilia Ryan) – Volunteers
Woodspeen Training have used Next Step Trust to house apprentices for the past 12 months. We are a training provider based in Halifax and source young people to next step trust for Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care. Next Step Trust are fully supportive of giving young people the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in the workplace. Helen and Preet have a great working relationship with all the apprentices and I could not think of a more appropriate environment for any young aspiring support worker to learn their trade and become fully qualified in Health and Social Care, keep up the fantastic work.
Philip Taylor – Woodspeen Training