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7 amazing things you have made possible this year...

31 December 2016

1. More than 650 vulnerable people received intensive 1:1 support. Step Together clients are those at the margins of our communities. Isolated and disengaged from society, your support has meant we have been there to help them build a more positive future.

"You have helped turn my life around" - Mike's Story

21 December 2016

Mike was facing challenging circumstances that seemed insurmountable. A former offender, he had found himself in a cycle of substance misuse, homelessness and also struggling with mental health issues. Support from Step Together and a well-matched volunteering placement, has enabled Mike to regain his confidence and feel more positive about his future.

Christmas Appeal Update!

13 December 2016

With Christmas fast approaching, we are excited to announce that we are well over half way to reaching our Christmas Appeal target and would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported the appeal so far.

Feeling on top of the world!

8 November 2016

A huge THANK YOU to Jill, who has raised an incredible £2430 from her Great Wall of China Trek! 

Fantastic results from our latest programme evaluation

18 October 2016

Last month, we commissioned an external evaluation of our Rehabilitation through Volunteering programme which supports wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK. The programme helps these individuals to make significant change in their lives through 1:1 support and active engagement in local community volunteering placements to aide their recovery and transition into civilian life. The feedback has been extremely positive and we wanted to share some of the results with our supporters.

Meet Jill - Volunteering Project Manager, Manchester

17 October 2016

Jill has been working for Step Together since February 2015. Alongside her day job, Jill also volunteers at a homeless night shelter. Jill will be trekking the Great Wall of China next week to raise money for Step Together and the Greater Manchester Homeless Night Shelters.

Client, Jim, is recipient of money raised on BBC Programme ‘Street Auction’- on TV Today!

29 September 2016

Earlier this year, Jim was nominated to be the recipient of the funds raised by the BBC programme, Street Auction, sending him and his family on a dream holiday to Canada in recognition that despite significant challenges, Jim has turned his life around and helped his local community through hours of volunteering. Totally unaware that he would be the beneficiary of the money raised, Jim immediately offered to help on the day and was running the cake stall with his family when it was announced during filming.

"Volunteering was a life changing experience" – Scott’s story

7 September 2016

Coming to terms with an impending medical discharge from the military, can be a demoralising and daunting time for service personnel. With his confidence rapidly decreasing, Scott found himself facing this difficult challenge, uncertain of how to move forward. With Step Together’s support, volunteering has been the turning point Scott was looking for and he is now well on his way to building a more positive future.

From sleeping rough to ‘Volunteer of the Month’ – Thomas’ story

22 August 2016

Deprivation and family breakdown are two major causes of homelessness amongst young people in the UK.  Thomas is one of the many young people who have found themselves on the street following family difficulties, with little going for him and a seemingly impossible task to get his life on track.  With support from Step Together to secure a volunteer position as a Youth Worker, Thomas now feels he belongs somewhere and is looking forward to a brighter future.

Jill will be trekking over 100km along the Great Wall of China to raise money for Step Together!

3 August 2016

Over the next couple of months our Volunteer Project Manager, Jill, will be completing her final preparations and training for the ‘Charity Challenge’ trek, before flying to Beijing on the 22nd October. She will be climbing over 10,000 steps and covering a distance of over 100km of the Great Wall of China to raise money for Step Together and the Greater Manchester Homeless Night Shelters, where she volunteers during the winter months.

Step Together Staff Conference

26 July 2016

Last week we held a very successful staff conference at our head office in Bristol. Our outreach team travelled from all over the UK to attend the two-day event, which provided a brilliant opportunity for the whole team to share knowledge and experiences and discuss the future direction of Step Together.  

Warburtons award Step Together £10,000 to start a new project in Bristol

27 June 2016

Step Together are delighted to share the news that they have been awarded a grant by Britain’s largest family owned baker, Warburtons.

Trade mark challenge forces name change

26 April 2016

Every day we help people facing significant challenges take positive action to change their lives. So when faced with a trade mark challenge only 2 weeks after changing our name, we knew we had to lead by example and do our best to achieve a positive outcome from the difficult situation in which we found ourselves.

Our new posters and flyers have arrived!

8 March 2016

There was great excitement in our head office this morning when we received delivery of our new suite of marketing materials. It was great to see our new brand brought to life in print. These will primarily be used by our outreach workers to promote their services to clients and referral agencies. We are incredibly grateful to the OCS Family Foundation for securing the pro bono support of the OCS Group UK Ltd who designed the leaflets, posters and fliers – and we are delighted with the outcome!

Our new brand goes live!

1 March 2016

We are pleased to announce that our new brand officially went live today.

Stagecoach Group pledges to support Step Together during 2016

10 February 2016

The Step Together Volunteering team are delighted to share the news that leading public transport provider, Stagecoach Group has kindly offered to support us during 2016. Step Together and Stagecoach are both experts at connecting people and communities – and as such natural partners.

A new name for WWV

9 February 2016

On 1st March 2016, WWV will be relaunched with a new name. This is an exciting change for the charity, and we feel the new identity better represents the focus and achievements of our work, as well as our ambition to reach further.  Please revisit our website in March to learn more about us, our clients, and the difference we make to people's lives.

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