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From Bike Repair to Empowerment: Dan’s work with The Bike Project and Step Forward Support

From Bike Repair to Empowerment: Dan’s work with The Bike Project and Step Forward Support

Dan, a service user of Step Forward Support’s Supported Living service, has found a new passion in volunteering at The Bike Project located in the Old Print Works in Birmingham. Dan’s weekly volunteer work involves repairing bikes, and he attends with support from Step Forward Support. This new experience has brought a new level of purpose and empowerment to Dan’s life.

At The Bike Project, Dan is able to put his newfound skills and confidence to use. He is able to work with his hands and create something functional and useful for others. Dan enjoys the challenge of fixing bikes and is proud of the work he does. The satisfaction he gets from making a positive impact in the community is a feeling he has never experienced before.

Dan’s support workers at Step Forward Support have been instrumental in helping him find this new opportunity. They have provided him with the support he needs to succeed, and they have been there to encourage and motivate him along the way. With their help, Dan has been able to overcome any obstacles and has been able to focus on his volunteer work.

Aside from the practical skills he is learning, Dan has also developed a sense of community and belonging at The Bike Project. He enjoys interacting with others and working as part of a team. This has helped him improve his social skills and has allowed him to make new friends. Dan is now more confident in social situations, and his volunteer work has given him a sense of purpose and belonging.

Dan is determined to keep volunteering at The Bike Project and to continue to grow as a person. He is proud of the progress he has made and is looking forward to the future. Step Forward Support’s Supported Living service has been a valuable resource for Dan and has provided him with the support he needs to succeed.

In conclusion, Dan’s story is a testament to the power of volunteering and the positive impact it can have on a person’s life. It shows how the support of Step Forward Support’s Supported Living service can help someone find a new sense of purpose and empowerment. Dan’s journey is an inspiring tale of transformation and we can’t wait to see where it takes him next!

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Celebrating achievements and making memories – that’s what it’s all about!

Celebrating achievements and making memories – that’s what it’s all about!

At Step Forward Support, we believe in the power of community and support to make a positive impact in people’s lives. That’s why we were thrilled to see Josh’s journey of growth and success, with the help of our team member Lorraine.

Josh had previously been excluded from the community due to lifestyle choices, but with the help of Lorraine from Step Forward Support, he was able to break down those barriers and find a place to belong. The Alpaca group Celebration and Graduation 2022 was a testament to the hard work and dedication of both Josh and Lorraine, as they received certificates for their achievements.

Josh’s journey with the Alpaca group has been nothing short of remarkable. Not only has he had the opportunity to engage in a variety of different activities and meet new people, but he has also formed meaningful relationships and made new friends. This group has become something that Josh looks forward to on a weekly basis and we couldn’t be more proud of the progress he has made.

The future is looking bright for Josh, and we can’t wait to see what else he will accomplish. As a part of the Alpaca group, Josh will continue to be supported and encouraged as he strives towards his goals. Congratulations Josh, and here’s to many more achievements and milestones!

At Step Forward Support, we are dedicated to providing care and support to those who need it most. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s work together to create a brighter future, one person at a time.

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Making a Statement: Liam’s Journey to Owning a Personalised Aston Villa Shirt

Making a Statement: Liam’s Journey to Owning a Personalised Aston Villa Shirt

Liam is a proud Aston Villa supporter and recently had a custom Aston Villa shirt made with his name on the back. This personalised touch has made him feel even more connected to the club and has allowed him to show off his support in a unique and meaningful way.

Liam has always been a passionate fan of Aston Villa and has followed their games closely for as long as he can remember. He has always been inspired by the team’s passion and commitment on the pitch. When he heard that it was possible to have a custom Aston Villa shirt made with his name on it, he knew he had to have one.

Liam’s custom Aston Villa shirt has become a cherished item in his wardrobe and is a constant reminder of his love and support for the club. He wears it with pride and is always eager to show it off to others.

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Daniel scores a friendly at Aston Villa

Daniel scores a friendly at Aston Villa

Service User Daniel had a day he will never forget as he got to attend a football match at Aston Villa Football Club. The match was a friendly team match, and Daniel was able to participate without any staff involvement. This was a major accomplishment for Daniel and a great step towards his goal of increased independence.

The experience was not just about the football. It was also about being able to make connections with others and participate in a shared experience. The match allowed Daniel to feel like a member of a community and gave him a sense of belonging. It provided him with a positive and memorable experience that he will cherish for years to come.

Attending the football match was a significant step towards Daniel’s goal of increased independence and integration into the community. This experience has given him the confidence to pursue new opportunities and experiences, and it shows the importance of support in achieving personal goals.

Daniel’s journey to attend a football match at Aston Villa Football Club is a reminder of the power of support in helping people with disabilities achieve their goals and pursue their passions. It is a testament to the importance of creating opportunities for people to participate in their communities and experience the joys of

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Josh enjoying chicken at Nando's

Cinema & Nando’s

Josh shared these photos of his recent visit to Star City in Birmingham with us. He ate at Nando’s and watched ‘Woman King’ at the Vue cinema. Afterwards he said he enjoyed the movie and found it very interesting, stating that he supports the topics of ‘female justice and fairness’ depicted in the film.

Josh outside Vue cinema
Josh eating chicken at Nando's
Josh in the auditorium at Vue cinema with his support worker

Josh is pictured with one of his support workers.

Step Forward Support provide community-based supported living services across the midlands to adults with mental health, learning disabilities and forensic support needs. The service is managed by Melissa Witter and staffed by a team of specialist support workers. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Melissa on 07391 025312 or use the contact form on our website www.stepforwardsupport.co.uk

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Liam enjoying life

Liam enjoys tenpin Bowling at Castle Gate, Dudley. Even though Liam didn’t win, he was very happy that he attended this activity. Liam enjoys dressing smart to attend the Mencap disco, he was particularly proud that he tied his own tie. Liam was ready early for the day, so he went for a stroll in Summerfield Park. He was feeling happy and in love, as you can see from his picture. Liam was excited to be going to the disco, as he likes to dance and show everyone his moves. Liam said ‘He is trying to impress a lady and wants to make sure he always looks smart’.

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service user in park
service user bowling

Step Forward Support have been supporting Liam to live independently in Smethwick, Birmingham for several years. His team are led by service manager Melissa Witter, who manages all of the supported living services across the Midlands. To make a referral to our Supported Living service, please get in touch using the contact us page. To keep up to date with activities and opportunities with Step Forward Support, follow our social media channels using the links below.

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