Stepping Stones News

August 2021 News


Massive congratulations to Stuart Waddington - our Stepping Stones partner in Oxford who has just this week completed on a property for which the majority of funds were crowd funded! This is a monumental achievement which you will well know if you have ever attempted crowd funding for anything. A purchase price of £835,000 for a 6 bed HMO - it's expensive in Oxford! Crowd funding of over £500,000 and a mortgage to make up the difference. Hat's off to you Stuart for your unwavering determination to keep supporting charities to house their homeless and disadvantaged clients even when the market is against them in every way. That puts Stuart in Oxford at 32 clients per night who would otherwise be homeless! 

July 2021 News

Going Global - Update

Welcome Home Frank! I am so excited to share with you all that we are taking donations to enable us to press ahead with Stepping Stones Costa Rica! The main barrier to affordable housing in Costa Rica is the purchase price of the land so we will be looking to purchase land allowing families to build a home on it and pay us back over time! How exciting is that. We are very grateful to have met and now be working with such a strategic partner in Costa Rica and can't wait to get the ball rolling on this. Please get in touch if you would like to make a donation to Stepping Stones Costa Rica. This will be a not for profit partnership hence we are asking for donations and not investments. Typically land is £5,000 for a plot on which a family can build their own home. 

June 2021 Update

Going Global

Stepping Stones is going global! The vision behind Stepping Stones has always been to solve the global issue of homelessness. Some of our efforts to do this have been and remain hampered by the pandemic but we are excited to say announce that Frank Flegg is currently abroad and connecting with possible partners in South America to see how we can support them to house the homeless in their towns and cities. Travel Safe Frank!! 

January 2021 Update

Setting and reaching ambitious goals!

Stepping Stones is building on the growth from the new partners joining. We have smashed our early goals and need to set some new ones!! The Stepping Stones project has now provided over 160,000 nights of accommodation! That means that 160,000 nights of homelessness have been provided as a direct result of our partnership with local charities, churches and not for profits! I am so proud of what we have achieved. I am setting an ambitious goal to smash 500,000 in the next year! I will keep you posted on progress towards that goal. 

December 2020 Update

Congratulations to Stepping Stones Northampton

Many congratulations to Stepping Stones Northampton who have just met a bulk order for 7 properties across Northamptonshire! Awesome job - well done.  

October 2020 Update

Stepping Stones is GROWING!

Stepping Stones is training new partners to setup Stepping Stones projects in their areas. Congratulations Richard Havardi (Blackpool & Preston), Michelle Harrison (Sheffield), Amanda Morgan (Portsmouth) & David Heaney (Belfast). You have an exciting time ahead making connections and helping us end Homelessness together with local and national charity partners. 

April 2020 Update

Stepping Stones & Le Manoir Restaurant Oxford

Stepping Stones clients in Oxford are in for a real treat during lockdown. The acclaimed head chef from the 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Oxford has been furlouged as a consequence of the current pandemic. He and his team have decided to cater twice a week for Stepping Stones clients across Oxford and are delivering gourmet take away meals to them until Lockdown ends. The power of partnership to positively affect people's lives is such a privilege to witness. Thanks so much to the team at Le Manoir! 

March 2020 Update

Stepping Stones is going GLOBAL

We are excited to share with you the news that Stepping Stones is heading to Nepal in October 2020 to explore partnerships with local organisations to help house families still homeless after the 2015 earthquake. Watch this space for news and for ways to contribute to this charitable work. 

Aiming High

Changing lives one bed at a time

It is the 6th November 2019 and tonight Stepping Stones will have provided over 100,000 nights of housing for people who would otherwise have been homeless. Having started 10 years ago with just 4 beds we are really proud of all the work that has gone into smashing this goal. It is a privelege to work with so many different charities, churches and not for profits. Our goal is to see your clients achieve all their personal goals by providing housing where normally your clients would be turned down or low priority. 

New house for YMCA clients
 in Leicester purchased
18th December 2015

We are delighted to announce that we today have purchased our first property with the Leicester branch of the YMCA. The property will house five YMCA clients at a time and we are very excited to be supporting this client group whom we’ve not worked with before. We hope that our relationship with the YMCA will be a long and fruitful one. To find out more about this great charity, please visit their website:
7 Church Street, Belper, Derby, DE56 1EY
t: 01773 821214
Stepping Stones is based in the East Midlands, we aim to help charities and other not for profit
 groups house their clients
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