Since Step by Step began, it continues to have two distinct aims:

  • Disabled children in the community have opportunities to thrive; physically, socially and emotionally.
  • Parents and carers of disabled children have regular respite to enable them to continue taking the best possible care of their child.

Twenty years on, our aims are still the same, and we are proud that we remain a parent-led organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by disability. 

Our mission:

Our mission is to grant every disabled child with a happy, healthy, productive childhood and to support their families with respite breaks.

Our vision:

Step by Step's vision is of a community in which disabled children and young people enjoy a wide range of enriching experiences with their peers, and where their families are well supported by respite services.

Our values:

The work of Step by Step is underpinned by the following core values:

  • Belief in the individual value and potential of each child
  • Respect for each child's individuality and needs
  • Commitment to outstanding standards of care
  • Governance by parents and carers
  • Commitment to developing services that parents and carers want
  • Valuing volunteers and offering volunteering opportunities
  • Collaboration with other providers
  • Run by Jewish people for Jewish people
  • Confidentiality
  • Flexible and adaptable to user needs
  • Professionalism in respect of service delivery and administration