Supporting people
facing barriers to
learning & employment

for20 years

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Stepping Stones NI is part financed by the European Social Fund and the Department for the Economy.


We see choices
for school leavers

Our Transitions Service supports school leavers to plan their next move and make an informed choice about further education, training and work.

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We see opportunity
for a bright future

Our Youth Service provides 16 – 24 year olds with the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and build confidence for an exciting future.

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+ Employment

We see your potential for successful employment

We have been supporting people with Autism, Asperger’s, learning difficulties and learning disabilities to gain meaningful training and employment for 20 years.

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+ Businesses

We see the benefit
of working together

We have been supporting employers to recruit and retain dedicated and loyal staff for 20 years. We see the benefit of working together.

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+ Fundraising

We see the value
in your contribution

We are driven to support people who face barriers to employment to get a job and stay in that job. We are passionate about our work and see the value of our supporters contribution.

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About Us

Stepping Stones NI is an award-winning charitable organisation providing a range of services and social enterprises that support people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties to realise their full potential for a better future.

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Social Enterprises

We operate six social enterprises in Lisburn, Downpatrick and Newtownards. They include four cafes, a guild commended picture framing business and a bespoke wedding stationary business.

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Our latest news...

New Campaign Launched

Our trainee, Michael Byrne, is fronting our new campaign - This is Learning Difficulty at Work to highlight that people with a learning difficulty can excel in employment...Read Full Story

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