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Introducing Our Bike Scheme: Empowering Young People, One Pedal at a Time

At Doorstep, we believe in more than just providing a roof over young people's heads. We value fostering independence and connections between people and places.

Affordable transport for every journey

We understand that for many young people, reliable and affordable transportation can be a barrier to accessing education, employment, and even time...

“The confidence I needed to get my life back on track”

A young person moving on from our support tells us what mattered to her the most: “Jo was my support worker for 7 months. She helped me so much. She gave me the confidence I needed to get my life back on track. She was there for me and each week I...

Join the campaign for a strategy to end youth homelessnesss

We have joined a coalition of 80 leading youth and homelessness charities to lead a unified call against the escalating youth homelessness crisis. We’d love if you’d join us; we’re strongest when we work together.

Last year, 129,000 16–25-year-olds approached their council for help to avoid becoming homeless. That’s 353 young...

How to ask for help with housing when you’re feeling anxious

Asking for help can be one of the hardest things we do. Feeling anxious about making that first contact is completely normal and we sometimes call this anxiety ‘the fear of the unknown’. The uncertainty about what is going to happen can cause feelings of nervousness or worry, but taking...

Doorstep’s longest serving staff member reflects as charity’s 33rd birthday is celebrated

It has been 33 years since Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area Doorstep became a limited company by guarantee, having first formed in the late 1980s as a response to the national publicity that youth homelessness was receiving.

Humble beginnings

Initially led by local church groups, Doorstep housing began as a voluntary lodgings scheme...

Breakfast with Santa

This week we were visited by the most special of guests: Santa Clause!

Christmas magic in difficult times

Speaking with our young parents, they told us that they wanted to visit Santa with their children but were unable to due to the cost. It wasn’t practical or affordable for many of them...

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