History Of Steps

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Steps was started in 1994 by four families who recognised the benefits gained by their children from conductive education. The families wanted to make the benefits available to other families locally and set up the Steps Centre for Conductive Education in Leicestershire. Since then, families living in the region no longer have the expense and disruption of travelling long distances to other centres or the huge cost of going to Hungary to get help for their children.

Since 1994, the achievements of Steps have been impressive. From a tiny group renting a single nursery room in Ashmount Special School and working with five local families, Steps, with its team of staff and volunteers, now provides an array of professional services to more than 50 families. Their feedback testifies to the difference which Steps has made to their children’s lives and to the well being and happiness of the whole family.

 

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Achievements to date have been made possible by almost entirely voluntary fundraising activities by founder President, Dr Heather Crate, Steps Patron and Trustee, Rosemary Conley CBE DL, and the efforts of other Trustees and a large and growing number of Steps supporters, including staff, volunteers and local families. This activity has also engaged the support of major donors such as UPS, Caterpillar, Primary Care Trusts and charitable trusts such as Henry Smith’s charity, The National Lottery and BBC Children in Need.

Following the raising of over £250,000 in 2006 for the purchase of premises in Shepshed, Leicestershire, a major programme of refurbishment in 2007, supported by ITV Central News, attracted 130 local companies to supply £550,000 worth of goods and services free of charge.

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Shepshed, Loughborough
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5 days ago

So lovely ❤️

Leo took Freya to see Iggle Piggle today. Freya is very special to Leo as Freya is the first person in Leo’s life he’s tolerated coming close to See more

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Leo took Freya to see Iggle Piggle today. Freya is very special to Leo as Freya is the first person in Leo’s life he’s tolerated coming close to See more

6 days ago

Thank you so much for raising £440 for Steps on your Tombola 💕 Hannah

1 week ago

Lovely Farm Trips with Steps 🐑🐖🐄🦃🐎

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Thank you for attending our Steps Leavers’ Party and BBQ 🍖

1 week ago

Thank you to the wonderful RRT for supporting Steps!

Today Loughborough RRT supported the Steps Conductive Education Centre in Shepshed, with a hot meal, at their annual open day.

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1 week ago

Katy Widdowson

Steps end of year BBQ and Leavers’ Presentation…
Thank you lovely Steps families to share your journeys with us xx we are so privileged to See more

2 weeks ago

Well done Megan for gaining qualified Conductor Assistant status, Sophie to become a qualified conductor and Indila for being their practice tutor See more

2 weeks ago

Practicing our gross and fine motor skills!

2 weeks ago

Lots of fun on safari at Steps today. There were elephants, hippos, lions, giraffes, crocodiles, a polar bear who was very lost and even Spiderman!z