As we've just published our annual accounts for 2015/16, it seems like a good time to reflect back on what our clients have achieved over the last year. We've shared some highlights below: Our accounts and full impact report can be read here.
We don't just work in Luton! The Stepping Out project provides support to women living in Central Bedfordshire who are victims of abuse or are vulnerable in other ways. It’s funded in 16/17 by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner as part of their commitment to ensuring that people living across the county have equal opportunity [...]
Flying Together Stepping Stones is well known locally for its childcare facility. Clients can leave their children with us, free of charge, in our Ofsted rated childcare setting whilst they attend appointments with us or other professionals. But our work with children and mums goes well beyond this. Helping to build strong, cohesive families is [...]
‘If I wasn’t arrested I wouldn’t have realised I was being abused’ ‘I would definitely recommend. People were not judgemental, very understanding, patient and helpful’ Prison sentences and criminal justice proceedings can have a devastating and disproportionate impact on female offenders. Many of whom are mothers, are simultaneously victims of crime, or are [...]
We’ve purposely launched our new website to coincide with the international 16 days of action to end gendered violence, which starts today on the 25th November 2016. 16 days is NOT about saying that all men commit violent offences, or are any less deserving of support than women. We believe everyone has the right to [...]
Yesterday the Government published its Autumn Statement, the first post-Brexit vote. We’ve looked at what this might mean for our clients and other women in Bedfordshire. Disappointingly there is very little that specifically references women. We believe that this is a missed opportunity, particularly given women have already been disproportionately impacted by this Government’s cuts, [...]
Congratulations are in order for two of our team this week. We’re pleased to announce that Kate Rahman, one of our Women’s Support Practitioners, has given birth to a baby girl. Mother and baby are doing well. We’d like to offer our warmest wishes to Kate and her family at this special time. Kate is [...]
Stepping Stones would like to say a big thank you to Floral Angels, who have today kindly donated bouquets of restyled flowers to clients completing our Beyond Trauma programme. Katie Morgan, Chief Executive of Stepping Stones ‘the Floral Angel arrangements were beautiful and our team were really pleased to be able to pass them on [...]