Stepping Stones Luton 2020-05-29T11:11:07+00:00

Stepping Stones (Luton) is a charity dedicated to empowering women who have suffered domestic abuse or are vulnerable due to substance misuse by providing hope and the skills and resources to make positive life choices.

Domestic Abuse Charity in Luton

Supporting you through the Coronavirus

We know this is a difficult time for you and your families and we want to support you – please follow the link below for information in the ways we can help.

If you have any specific queries – get in touch we’re still at the end of the phone on 01582 457114.

Coronavirus Updates

Missing our childcare team? Just in – click on the links below for some brilliant videos from our childcare team to watch with your little ones. Keep checking as we’re adding new content every week.

Story Time – So Much, That’s Not my Unicorn, Green Eggs and Ham, Dear Zoo and Peppa Pig Stomp and Roar

Games and activities – What’s missing?, Footprint Gruffalos, threading, racing cars, skittles, drawing a spaceship and Throwing Game

Sing A Long – In the Jungle

A way to explain to your little ones – Be Brave

Competition Time – hang on to your entries for when we reopen!

Or why not have a go at making your own video and share with friends and family like this one.

We know it can be difficult keeping your children occupied if they are stuck at home. Have a look at some of the links for some ideas on fun activities you can do with your children.

100+ ideas of fun activities. From thebestideasforkids.com. For more ideas visit their website.

Why not get creative – use handprints to create the alphabet or cutlery to paint flowers.

Want to get the kids active? Joe Wicks is running PE sessions every day from at 9am on his YouTube channel. See more information here.

Fancy a field trip – why not have a go at a virtual field trip. Or click here to find out which zoos offer free streaming.

There are loads of online resources – here is a list of all the websites which are offering free subscriptions to online learning.

If you’re struggling to explain what is happening to your children about the virus. This might help explain. This is a worrying time for children too – there are some suggestions on how to talk to children about the virus here.

This is going to be a testing time for all in relation to finances.

The Citizens Advice have some useful information on what you can do.

Rent / Mortgage payments

The government has also committed to helping individuals including offering a 3 month repayment holiday for people paying mortgages and rent and letting people claim Universal Credit and access advance payments without needing to attend a Job Centre Plus. See here for more information.

Transport

The government has said that any vehicle whose MOT is due on or after 30th March 2020 will automatically get a 6 month extension.

Energy Bills

The government has announced an emergency package with energy suppliers. Options could include nominating a third party for credit top ups, having a discretionary fund added to your credit, or being sent a prepaid loaded top up card so that your supply is not interrupted. Fore more information click here.

This is a worrying time for all of us, it’s important to look after yourself – both physically and emotionally. Even if you’re not able to go outside or meet up with friends, stay in touch with friends and family by telephone or social media.

Try our short relaxation exercise.

Have a look at Stepping Stones’ top tips and what we’re doing to look after ourselves.

The Mental Health Foundation has got some advice here.

There is also some helpful information from the Luton Children and Educational Psychology Service here.

2.6 Challenge 2020 - Stepping Stones

We are so proud of Jo and her family who took part in the 2.6 challenge on Sunday.

They completed a whopping 26 challenges between them.

You can still donate and all monies will go towards supporting vulnerable women who need us now more than ever.

Donate Here

Unfortunately we have taken the difficult decision to

cancel our Secret Garden Ball on 3rd Oct

due Covid-19

We hope to be back next year – bigger and better!

Stepping Stones is a charity that relies on the help and support of fundraisers

The London Marathon has been postponed until Oct 4th 2020

Shilen is still running on our behalf, please support him if you can.

2020 London Marathon

Shilen Mantri

I’m determined, motivated and passionate about raising as much money as possible for Stepping Stones (Luton) and running the London Marathon which has always has been a lifetime ambition.

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Thank you to Paula for allowing us to share her story of how Stepping Stones Luton helped her.

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