A haven where children
with special needs feel

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For 25 years, Step by Step has enhanced the lives of local families with disability in London and across the UK

We
provide care,
imbue life skills,
and grant families respite.

Whenever schools are closed.

An oasis of joy

Step by Step provides recreation for children with moderate to severe physical, emotional and learning disabilities, from age two to adult.

We arrange out-of-school activities, sports, day trips and holiday playschemes, helping the children thrive in a fun, friendly setting, while giving their parents a much-needed break from their caring role on days off, like Shabbat, winter holidays, bank holidays and half-term.

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Children currently in the programme
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family members positively impacted

Our Services

Sunday
Club

Stay &
play

Sports
Programme

Holiday Playschemes

Activities &
day trips

Musical
Performance

What the authorities say about us:

Here’s how we maximise our mission:

Over two decades in operation

Over two decades in operation

As an established longstanding organisation, we have fine-tuned our services through trial and error to provide a top-rated stellar experience.

Culturally- appropriate programme

Culturally appropriate programme

We are the only local Orthodox Jewish out-of-school-hours programme for special-needs, enabling the children to be in a setting that promotes their family’s values.

Separate parent-led committee

Separate parent-led committee

We are the only Orthodox Jewish service of its kind in all of London with a parent-led committee, which assures parents that they are equal partners in their child’s out-of-house care.

75% volunteer staff

Huge volunteer base

With 70% of our team operating on a volunteer basis, the funding we receive is not diluted by staff or administrative costs but concentrated on the fruition and quality of our services.

Open 365 days a year

Open 365 days a year

As an essential service, we work hard to stay open every day of the year. This includes Jewish holidays, which are ideal family-bonding times, but can be stressful in homes with special needs.

Tiered age groups

Tiered age groups

The groups are divided in five age groups, separated for boys and girls over 12, to allow for age-appropriate activities and sports.

Ability differentiated sub-groups

Ability differentiated sub-groups

Each group is further divided into levels of ability, to enable staff to best meet each child’s individual social, emotional or physical needs. ‘Butterflies’ is the group of younger children with severe physical disabilities.

Two-way transport arrangements

Two-way transport arrangements

A wheelchair-accessible bus collects and drops off the children from school, home or other address, so the headache is ours, the pleasure is the parents’, maximising the respite experience.

We are the only organisation of its kind geared to the local Orthodox Jewish community.

What Parents say about us:

Step by Step in Numbers

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children turned away over fees

5

parallel full-day Sunday clubs 

8

enriching day trips a year

17

after- school sports sessions a week

28

days of holiday playscheme a year

30

hours of after-school care per child a week 

300+

volunteers sharing the love

34,272

hours devoted by volunteers in 2019

£300,000+

value of volunteer time per annum to the charity (based on London Living wage of £10.75).

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Thank you to our valued supporters for restoring the harmony
in homes with special needs.

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