Stepping Out - Semi Independent Living

What does it do?

Stepping Out provides comprehensive semi-independent living services. Our projects are all located close to transport links and local amenities and are staffed up to 24 hours a day offering a high level, structured and supervised group living arrangement.

The provisions are ideal for those whom display challenging behaviour, Sexually Harmful Behaviour, Drug & alcohol abuse, sexualised behaviour, self-harm, suicidal tendencies, learning disabilities, aspergers syndrome and other high support need conditions.

We understand that for most 16 - 18 year olds, the transition from care to full independence can be difficult. Stepping Out can help bridge that gap by working with the young person to build on their strengths and abilities.

Who it is for?

Stepping Out offer a semi-independent livign service to those with:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder,
  • Mental Health Issues,
  • Borderline personality disorders,
  • Challenging Behaviour,
  • Moderate Learning
  • Disabilities,
  • Physical Disabilities,
  • Sexually Harmful and sexualised Behaviours,
  • Drug & alcohol abuse,
  • Self-harm,
  • Suicidal tendencies,
  • Alzheimer’s and Early Onset Dementia & Dual Diagnosis.

Where it is available?

Regional service (Bedfordshire, Greater London, Hertfordshire).

What it costs:

For Costs/Referrals/Placements, please call 0208 342 7217 or email us at

How to access or apply for it:

For Costs/Referrals/Placements, please call 0208 342 7217 or email us at

Additional information:

Stepping Out Semi Independet Living Services:

Life Skills Development:
Support with money management, consumer awareness, food management, health/hygiene, career exploration, decision making, utilization of community resources and more.

Goal Setting & Regular Meetings:
Weekly and monthly planning of activities, goals and objectives are put into place. Weekly meetings with staff are also arranged so that the service user may voice any concerns or requests.

Individual counselling sessions incorporating different therapy techniques as well as general life coaching. Mental health and substancemisuse services are also available.

Community Access & Support:
Accessing community resources, making and attending appointments, help with seeking employment or housing, and all other community programs.

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