About us

Step One supports people to fulfil their potential through specialist employment, mental health and supported living services.

Click here to download our 2016-2017 Annual Review

We are a charity motivated by seeing people making progress. We work positively with people to identify their individual needs, supporting them to manage their wellbeing and take positive steps forward.

Our diverse services and teams have expertise ranging from mental health crisis care and recovery, to one-to-one enabling support and employment mentoring.

We consider a person’s wider wellbeing which could be affecting their mental health, their ability to work or be a part of their community.

We have many years’ experience in providing specialist support and adapting what we do to meet people’s needs in the most effective way. We continue to do this through research and trialing new approaches.

Our diverse services are commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, and local authorities.

Step One is the new name for St Loye’s Foundation and its subsidiary Community Care Trust (CCT). The two charities merged in 2015 because of increasing recognition of the links between support for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.