Stepping Stones is
a small, vibrant charity for adults with
learning disabilities. Our aim is to
enrich lives by building skills,
independence and making informed
We think it's important for everyone to
be able to take part in and make a
contribution to the world around them.
Working in a person centred way, we
build life and social skills through 4 subject
areas - art & craft, cooking,
horticulture and I.T. We are based at our
resource centre in north Norwich, with
our allotment a short walk away.
to make food together, cooking with the
fresh fruit and veg we grow nearby. We
produce all kinds of crafts, often using
things other people throw away. We’re
big on photography and video too, with
our own mini TV channel Stepping Stones
TV. We really enjoy meeting people
and in the last few years have been
getting more active in our local area.
We like finding ways to meet new people,
share experiences and create chances for
people to learn from each other. There's
rarely a dull moment!
More about the project
Our Mission Statement reads:
'Our aim is for us all to increase our skills, so
that we are better able to make choices to promote our independence, in
our personal and working lives.'
All of us on the project are 18 years or older. Our training programme
has been specially designed to meet our individual needs and sometimes
we can have work placements arranged for us in the city. New students
usually come when Social Services or parents get in touch, to see if
there is a place available.
The founders of
Stepping Stones are themselves parents and guardians of young people
with learning disabilities. As an independent body and a
registered charity, our core funding comes from private trusts and
charities. We work closely with the Local Authority but maintain our
independent status. We value this greatly and are sure of the benefits
this brings in the way that we can organise our service.
Get in touch
Please feel free to get in touch
if you would like to support the charity by making a donation or by
volunteering some time to work with us. If
you would like further information, or would like to visit the project to
see for yourself what we can offer, please contact:
Viv Lee Project Manager - Telephone: 01603
or email here: