Steps for the Future has many friends who help the charity progress - because of this, we have decided to set up this "Friendships" page to acknowledge their help and support.

We will name our friends and say how they have supported us and they can let us know how we can support them.  We can mention on this page any events they would like us to feature - when, where etc.  We always contact our friends first to ensure they want to be named.  We hope our Friendships page soon fills up with all of our Friends and supporters and we can communicate lots of exciting things that may be happening that we can all get involved with.

If you would like to help and be named as a "Friend" of Steps For The Future, please contact us on 07534 120845 in the first instance or email us at

High5 Recruitment

Steps for the Future are pleased to announce that High5 have nominated us as one of their Charities of the year, so hopefully this will be a very mutually beneficial partnership.

High5 Recruitment are a passionate Derby-based recruitment agency who work with local businesses and those who are currently unemployed and job-ready - aiming to remove the barriers associated with being unemployed by creating a bridge back to employment. 

If you are a job-seeker and you maybe have a criminal record - don't give up. High5 run Redevelopment and Employability Skills courses for those with a criminal record. 

You can get in touch with Sharon Turner who founded High5 Recruitment in 2015 on 01332 897968 or via their website.


For all of it's help and support. One of our students (Matthew) is now volunteering at the Quad Gallery. 

Contact details:

The Derby QUAD

Shakespeare 1623  theatre company

For all of it's help and support to assist Steps with producing drama performances in the past. The company also helped to provide workshops for our students.

Contact details:

1623 theatre company : see shakespeare differently

The Workshop (Derby)

A therapeutic workshop for people with disabilities. Thank you very much for giving us some lovely office furniture for our new premises and for general support to Steps for the Future.

The Workshop has its own Facebook page, so look them up if you require further information.  See below:

Derby City Dementia Support Service (Making Space)

Thank you very much to the above who have kindly donated to the Carers Livewell appeal and for the excellent Dementia training they have provided to the staff and volunteers at Steps for the Future.

Derby County Football Club

Thanksto the Derby County Football Club for donation of ticket vouchers to help raise funds - including towards our Livewell Carers appeal.

Woodlands Hotel

Thanks to the The Woodlands Hotel, Allestree, Derby (part of the Stonegate group - a bar and restaurant, not a hotel) for providing us with the opportunity to raffle off ticket vouchers.


The Liversage Trust was set up under the Will of Robert Liversage in 1529 for the relief of poverty. It is one of the very few medieval charities still in existence having been set up as an Alms-deed, a practice which ended in the 16th century. The Trust has maintained Almshouses since the 17th century.

Liversage Trust are our Landlord for our Offices on Nottingham Road and the Community Centre on Alice Street, where we run our dance and music classes.  Steps would like to thank them for all of their help and support.

They also have a Facebook page.

Alex Sabey Photography

Thanks for professional photographic services, particularly at recent Livewell events.  Many of the pictures on the "Livewell" page were taken by Alex.

About Alex Sabey Photography:

"I aim to provide high quality images that show a realistic and un-staged look into events (such as music gigs, celebratory events and other such things). I enjoy what I do, getting involved in different things, capturing unique images that are 'in the spirit of the moment' is my main goal".

To contact Alex, please use:


Thanks to Community Action for providing support in the form of workshops, information and video recording.


Thank you to Furthest From The Sea for providing us with support and opportunities (including recording space and performance opportunities)

Derby university student union

Thank you to the University of Derby's student union and Vice President of Community Charlie Bell for the donation of prizes for our Harmony Crowdfunding Campaign. 

Steps For The Future is a registered charity in the UK (1144198).