We are so grateful to have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. It has helped us to keep on delivering our services both face to face and remotely during the pandemic. Everyone at Stepping Stones would like to say a huge thank you to the Government for making this possible.

we are recruiting!

we are looking for a new deputy manager to join our team. you can find more information about the role here:

Deputy Manager (Part-time)

if you or anyone you know might be interested then please feel free to download the job description, application form and equal opportunities form below.


here is your recipe for today’s cookery session with carol:

cara’s silvery fishes

nick’s 99 flake buns

butterfly buns

guess what we made today?

baked summer berry cheescake

here are some pics of the cheescake you made with Carol yesterday

and here is the recipe:

chicken and mushroom pie

here are some pics of the pie that you cooked with Carol on Tuesday

and here is the recipe:


today you will be making a couple of beetroot recipes with carol on zoom

cooking with carol

today carol will be demonstrating a tried and tested recipe from the ‘eat well for less’ cookbook.

nina’s paper flowers

in your session with nina today you will be making flowers out of the tissue paper that was in your support packages. here are the instructions on how to make them:


angel road sunflowers

still life

nina’s hammered leaf flower prints

here is what you will be doing with Nina on Thursday. you have materials in your support packages to take part in the session and I will post the session as a video on Friday.

yes/no – stop/go paddles

banana bread

her is the recipe for Monday’s cookery session with Carol

and here is some more banana info

macaroni cheese

here is the recipe for Friday’s cookery session with Carol

Super Simple Macaroni Cheese

today’s cookery session with carol

today you will be talking about the history of afternoon tea with carol and she will be guiding you through this scone recipe

frittata recipe recap

under the sea dioramas taking shape

light and dark by danny

light and dark by nick

biscuit decorating

here are some examples of decorated and plain shortbread biscuits from carol

to make them you will need:

for biscuit: 125 grams butter
                    55 grams caster
                     180 grams plain

for decorating biscuits

coloured ready to roll icing
any flavour jam melted
pastry cutters
pastry brush
rolling pin
writing icing brights

bowl, rolling pin, baking tray, pastry cutter shapes of you choice

in this week’s activity packs you will be receiving some homemade rocket and walnut pesto for monday’s pasta cook along with carol

almond and rhubarb tea cake

this week’s recipe is a tried and tested green fingers favourite that has always been popular on allotment open days.

Question: what other vegetables can be use in cake making?

how to make nina’s newpaper pots

lovely fresh peas from our allotment

carol will be showing you how to make pea and mint soup with them tomorrow

here is the link to the recipe

salad and smiles

chris shows us how to plant tomatoes

long shot, medium shot, close up

some salsa steps from jose

another great video from the grange

Here is the recipe for Carol’s session

Carol would like you to have a look at this chart.

Have a think about the vitamins and minerals in the food that you are eating.

How healthy do you think you are eating?

What could you eat more or less of to benefit your health?

portrait work

natural and artificial light

have a go at making salt dough so you have some for sue’s session on wednesday

staying home and keeping busy

dj baby g dance party no.3 today at 2pm. Just press play and let loose in your living rooms!!

some stretches to help you stay active

here is a link to some useful easy read information about covid-19:

here is the recipe for the pasta bake that carole demonstrated on friday. hope you like it.

congratulations and thanks to a very sporty student for her fundraising efforts. she completed a sponsored cycle of 2.6 kilometres and has donated the money raised to four charities including stepping stones. you are a star!

yellow, squishy and spongey photos

join us today at 5pm for a video call dance party with DJ Baby G

what we have been doing

Next dance party at 5pm on 17th April press play and start throwing shapes!

thirteen screens today (a new record)

our next video call will be on friday afternoon, get in touch if you want to join

spot the difference

a video from our friends at the grange

your photos of spring

thanks DJ Baby G that was great!

what we’ve all been doing

photos from Carol’s garden

anniversary edition 2019

spring 2019