Stepping Stones Luton 2024-05-28T12:45:05+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

Domestic Abuse Help

Domestic abuse, anger & trauma

One to one and group programmes focused on understanding, dealing with crisis situations and moving on from trauma.

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Offending & Rehabilitation

Stepping Stones works with women who are at risk of offending, or have offended; working with them as they look to turn their lives around and make better choices for the future.

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Parenting Support Groups

Stepping Stones works with mums and their families to develop parenting skills and confidence and/or supports women involved with Children’s Social Care.

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16 days of activism

Drugs and alcohol abuse

We work with women who are problematic drug users or drinkers and who are looking to make changes to their lives to become healthier and happier.

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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, 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 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.


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.

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Are you passionate about supporting women who have offended to turn their lives around? Do you have the skills, experience and aptitude to make a difference to the lives of women and their families? [...]

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