We are Back!

We are Back!

Good morning everyone. Next Steps cafe will be re-opening on Monday (6th July) Safety measures are in place in line with the government guidelines....

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The cornfield flower project

The cornfield flower project

The Cornfield Flowers Project has worked tirelessly for over fifteen years to bring back from the edge of extinction numerous arable flower species...

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Wellbeing Warriors

Wellbeing Warriors

New ways of working through Covid 19 As you know we opened our doors for takeaways and 1-1 sessions this week. We tried , we wore masks , we baked....

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Case Studies

Case Study 1

Background..

I lived on a small holding with my parents and brother. I was abused by an elderly man who we called uncle a family friend from the age of 5yrs old. I had nightmares and suffered at school. When I was older I started self harming, I had a child but Social Services removed him from my home. I then became heavily involved with the Mental Health team. I suffered flashbacks, depression and anxiety. I was told my son was to be fostered and never come home, I sank deeper into depression.

Introduction of Next Steps [How you became involved]

I was introduced to next steps thirteen years ago by some support workers. I have been a volunteer for over ten years, I was taken there to integrate with others and make friends. I have made lovely friends and friends on the staff. I can talk to others and no one judges me. Last year I raised £800 by shaving my head for the charity “Next Steps”. I attend the “out of hours” club it’s been a life saver for me. I attend weekly to volunteer and I can use the computers for any length of time which is brilliant. I made Christmas dinners on Christmas day for two years on the trot, so people were not alone at Christmas. I have my lunch here a few times in the week so I’m not at home alone feeling depressed. Next Steps is like a family we all accept each other and help each other, I’ve had some great times.

What does Next Steps mean to you [Your future]

Next Steps is a bolt hole for me to run to. I can be with friends. I can help raise money and be a part of a team. In December I passed my first aid, and this week in January I do my food hygiene course. Next month I will do my Midas course to drive the money bus, so I can help people in rural areas not feel lonely like I have and support them to go out and join in with activities.

Opening Times

Norton, Malton

Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kirkbymoorside (call for venue details)

Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pickering (call for venue details)

Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm