Fairfield Young Peoples Services

Who is STEPS for?

Steps is for young people with learning needs, who have left education but want to keep learning skills for work and life.

If your ambition is to live in your own home, possibly shared with others and with support to make that happen, then Steps is the programme for you.

Some people on Steps come and live in our houses whilst others join us for the day. Everyone has the chance to see what life away from home feels like and to learn the skills you need to be more independent.

View our latest STEPS Newsletter here 

What will STEPS do for me?

Our support workers get to know you really well. We get to know what you are great at. We also get to know the things that you need to keep learning, to keep you safe around the house and around the local area. We work on these things together, and we celebrate all your success, large and small.

Some of the things we work on are money, shopping and cooking skills. Tidying up, doing laundry and taking good care of ourselves. Planning trips, traveling on public transport and meals out.  Getting on with others and being good at sharing a house are important skills, particularly if the plan is to move into a shared home.

We also use the 5 ways to wellbeing in all our plans.

  • Connecting with others
  • Keeping active
  • Always learning
  • Giving to others
  • Being mindful

Everyone has a wellbeing plan to help us focus on what we enjoy and makes us happy. Having fun really matters too!

Living Well Service Young Disabled Adults Learning Cooking Skills
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For Corrie it means gardening, forestry and just being around beautiful plants and flowers with the aim of running her own business in the future.

Fairfield Trust

For Joe, it means learning how to live and work independently. Joe now has the skills and confidence to look for paid employment.

Fairfield Trust

For Alice it means learning how to process information and communicate her wants, wishes and feelings as she gets involved in learning life skills, independence, and activities she enjoys.

What people say about Steps

“Being part of the STEPS programme has been the making of Ryan – his confidence has grown so much – he has learned independent living skills which will be valuable to him for the rest of life….. The team at STEPS are wonderful – the care they have taken of Ryan is second to none.

To us, STEPS isn’t just a programme for a few years – it has ended up with the opportunity for Ryan to have a forever home with friends he has met during his time at STEPS. As parents, we couldn’t be more happy.” Sarah and Martin, Parents

“I have witnessed the transition process being handled with such care and compassion by the team on the STEPS program and their sensitivity has not only kept my daughter feeling safe throughout but have also eased my concerns as a parent.” Phaedra, Mum

“I just want to let you know that collaborating with STEPS and creating a whole-team approach has been an outstandingly positive experience for me. As an external consultant, I am consistently impressed by the learning, caring, ‘can-do’ culture fostered throughout your organisation.”  Sarah, Speech and Language Therapist

“I must say I’m very impressed with Joe’s learning journey and what he has achieved so far. I must admit the Steps program with their well-planned facilities are indeed delivering what their mission and values are. I have no doubt Joe will finish the programme well prepared to be independent and live and work without barriers.”  Mavis, Social Worker.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about Steps for a family member or someone you work with, please contact us on the details below or via the contact form.

You can also contact your social worker to let them know you would like to consider Steps as an option.

EMAIL: care@ffc.ac.uk

WRITE: Care Team, Fairfield College, 43 High St, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, BA13 4DL

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