Your past is already written. The future is a blank sheet of paper for you to write on;
Frustration born from the inability to change the world fast enough and when others do not get it...
Starting Step was born out of frustration.
When someone asks why.
We ask why not...
Our ethos is to establish close and meaningful partnerships with local suppliers, the local community and those in need; to be empathetic to all and to inspire others to be the same. To lead by example in everything we do, whilst building a legacy that supports and protects the environment and every living thing within it.
Our mission is to improve the life chances of those who suffer from social disadvantage and give them the tools to be the best they can be; to use innovation to inspire individuals to achieve their potential.
Our Vision is for a future where custody is the last resort and not the default; so that investment can be switched from incarceration to community penalties. We believe that no one should be sentenced to imprisonment for their own needs and rehabilitation. This view is neither ideological nor controversial but is human and compassionate.
This will allow us to support people without the boundaries set by outside funders and the time constraints that brings.
After working in the third sector for over 13 years it is clear that there are still many areas where those in need fall through the cracks.
Having spent many years listening to people who have suffered from discrimination, been let down, ignored and forgotten we want the chance to know that we have done absolutely everything to give those people the best chance to turn their lives around.
We know the benefits of working in an inclusive and holistic approach.
However, we also know how difficult it is to develop a socially inclusive entity when having to continually rely on grants and the inevitable outcomes the funders demand.
We're here to help you start the journey.
The destination is up to you.
Everyone's journey is unique.
We have taken the first step on our journey….
Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.
We all need a hand sometimes, ours is here for you….