We had the best night celebrating 25 years of Stepping Stones NI with a gala event hosted by media personality, Cate Conway on Thursday 16 November 2023.

What a night we had celebrating 25 years of impact in our community at the La Mon Hotel & Country Club.

It was our greatest pleasure to see a room full of trainees, clients, parents, carers, staff, volunteers, funders, supporters and friends gathering to celebrate with us.

We are immensely proud of our organisation and all that we have achieved over the past 25 years.  From small beginnings to a multi award winning charitable organisations supporting a diverse range of people with learning difficulties and barriers to employment and learning.  As an organisation, we have continued to develop and grow, expanding our services and offerings with six social enterprises and four core services across the south eastern region of Northern Ireland.

“We can’t thank the people who have made Stepping Stones NI what it is today enough, from our founding members to our loyal and dedicated staff, board and volunteers as well as our parents and carers who put their trust in us to support and nurture their family member’s to reach their full potential.  We know that with the right support people with learning difficulties and barriers can go on to learn new skills and gain qualifications and employment.  We have proved this year on year through our outcomes and it is our mission to support more and more people who can benefit from what we do” Paula Jennings, Chief Officer.