Given the announcement from the NI Executive we would like to confirm our plans for our services and social enterprises for the next four weeks.


All services including transitions, youth, training and employment will continue to operate as normal via online / distance training and support.


Training within social enterprises will continue, trainees should attend social enterprises as normal with the exception of 2nd Avenue Café .


A take-away only service will operate for The Gatelodge in Newtownards 028 9182 1395 and from 2nd Avenue Cafe in Lisburn 028 92604055 effective from Monday 19th October 2020.

The Courtyard Café in Lisburn will close from Monday 19th October 2020.

Trainees will continue to attend The Gatelodge Café Newtownards and The Courtyard Café Lisburn.


Our Picture Framing and wedding stationery businesses will continue to trade by appointment only. We will be open Mon – Fri from 9am – 3:30pm.  Please call us on 028 9266 7124 to arrange an appointment or to arrange collection of your order.

Our Trainees will continue to attend Picture Framing and Pink Elephant Cards .

As always the safety of our trainees, staff and customers is at the top of our agenda and we will continue to do the best for our people at this very challenging and exceptional time.

We thank you for your understanding  and support during this every challenging time for us all.

Paula Jennings Chief Officer Stepping Stones NI