Step by Step

Step by Step is part of Green Light Trust's Greener Lives Programme; an increasing range of environmental education programmes using the natural environment as a key tool for personal and self-development.

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 well-being, 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 who have disabilities, learning difficulties and/or special educational needs.

Adults with long-term mental health issues, disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

Frequently asked questions:

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

  • Light gardening/horticultural work

  • Green woodworking

  • Habitat creation

  • Bushcraft activities e.g. practical skills such as firelighting, shelter building, whittling, tracking.

How many people take part in a session?

There can be anything from 2 to 8 people attending. 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.

Does it cost anything?

Charges are currently £68 a day 

Funding is normally accessed via an individual's Personal Health Budget.

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

Inclusive Conservation/ Woodland Active

Inclusive Conservation and Woodland Active courses are designed for adults and young people with disabilities, learning difficulties or special educational needs. Accommodating mainly therapeutic and personal development, the course also puts an emphasis on physical and emotional health and wellbeing as well as improving social skills and communication. 

Learn about: Tree & hedge planting * Formative tree pruning * Coppicing * Scrub & ride maintenance * Green woodwork * Hedge laying * Making green wood structures * Woodland art and crafts * Animal homes*  Bush craft (shelters, fires and cooking)*

These usually run as FREE  programmes for up to 10 people at all 3 of our locations. They are for a fixed number of weeks and can be a good introduction to Green Light Trust for participants considering entering our Step by Step rolling programme.

Wheelchair access to our woodland sites may be weather dependent. Please discuss any additional requirements with us when booking.

Check out our Book a course page for full list of current courses