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 Future, please contact us on 07534 120845 in the first instance or email us at

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.

For recruiters: High5 Recruitment are a passionate Derby-based recruitment agency who work with local businesses and those who are currently unemployed and job-ready. Our aim is to remove the barriers associated with being unemployed by creating a bridge back to employment. Encouraging Recruiters to look beyond a candidate’s CV and offer a guaranteed interview to candidates who have been pre-screened and interviewed by High5 Recruitment.

Our packages start from as little as £95 and we have lots of free incentives including Pre-Employment Training and Work Trials. Quality is never compromised. We will deliver on time, every time.

We would love the opportunity to support your business with your immediate or future recruitment drives.

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

If you are a job-seeker and you maybe have a criminal record - don't give up - read on...

We are running a Redevelopment and Employability Skills course for those with a criminal record from the 20th June 2017. The course will be run over an 8-day period and will cover identifying strengths, money management and digital awareness, potential job sources, job roles linked to their skills and abilities and much more.

On-going support will be provided by High5 Recruitment should you need it and we also have an Inspirational speaker booked for day-2 of the course.

Interested candidates should be 19+ within the last academic year and calls can be made to Sharon at High5 Recruitment on 01332 897968.

You can show your interest by visiting Click on courses and the short registration template pops up.

Of course, a criminal record is not mandatory! so please contact High 5 using the contact details above and below if you are job seeking generally in the Derbyshire area.

Also, High5 are looking for local care providers who would like to take advantage of the Governments FREE Pre-Employment training called a Sector Based Work Academy. More information can be found by clicking the link

Derby Quad

For all of its 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 its 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.

Contact details:
Return to the Making Space homepage    Email: : Tel: 01332 497640

Derby County Football Club for donation of ticket vouchers to help raise funds towards our Livewell Carers appeal (see Livewell page for further details)

Contact us:

....and also to the The Woodlands Hotel, Allestree, Derby (part of the Stonegate group) for providing us with the opportunity to raffle off the above ticket vouchers:

Contact us:

Update: 27 May 2017 - The Woodlands re-opened tonight (packed) after a 2 week closure for a face lift. Now looks great and still great value food and beer. Come and try it for yourselves! (PS. It is not a not a hotel, just a bar and restaurant).

The Chemist... the Intu Centre for the kind donation of 2 hampers of beauty products for us to raffle off with the proceeds going towards our Livewell Carers fundraising efforts. Many thanks to them and for attending the cheque presentation ceremony on 23 February 2017.

We look forward to continuing a working relationship with Boots to promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices during 2017.


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.

For more information see:-  ""  and; ""

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:

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