Step by Step

Step by Step days are designed to suit individual participants and accommodate mainly therapeutic and personal development, with the emphasis on physical and emotional health and wellbeing, as well as improving social skills and communication.

Participants' progress is supported via mutually agreed, long-term and daily goals and targets.

Key Participants:

Young People & Adults who have disabilities, learning difficulties and/or special educational needs.

Frequently asked questions:

What kinds of activities do we offer? 
  • General conservation work

  • Light gardening/horticultural work

  • Green woodworking

  • Habitat creation/ Nature connection

  • Arts & Crafts

How many people take part in a session?

There will be a maximum of 10 people attending each session. There is an appropriate staff to participant ratio but please discuss any additional one-to-one care requirements with us.

Will I need any experience or training?

No, all activities are targeted to an individual's needs and capabilities.

How long are the sessions?

A typical day is from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

How long does the course last?

Courses are ongoing, on a rolling programme; for as long as you need them.

Where do sessions take place?

The Foundry, Bury Road, Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 4PJ and

Castan Wood, Martlesham, Ipswich, IP5 3QN

Does it cost anything?

Current day prices are available on request. Funding is normally accessed via an individual's Personal Health Budget (PHB), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), or via the Local Authority, but can be personally funded.

Contact us if you would like more information, or would like to book onto our Step by Step programme.

If you are enquiring about a place for a child of school age with SEND please complete our  Natural Alternative Enquiry Form for more information or to discuss your young person's needs.

If you are enquiring about our Alternative Education Provision for individuals aged 16-25 with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) please contact our office [email protected]