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Next Steps Recovery Centre 

The Site

In October 2018, the Matthew Project moved into 70 - 80 Oak Street, funded by Public Health England, forming the basis of Next Steps. With a total area of over 550m2, plus offices, the building has a huge amount of potential, with ample space for a wide range of activities and support.

The building is now a vital local asset, accessed by hundreds of local people. It was completed with the support of a wide range of trusts and foundations, local companies and individual donors.

Refurbishment work on Next Steps was officially opened on October 17th, 2019.

The Layout

Next Steps includes a wide range of rooms and spaces, custom-designed for supporting our target beneficiaries. When designing the centre, we consulted with groups of beneficiaries, staff, and other local professionals.


The key areas within the centre are as follows:

  • A reception and welcome area

  • A new toilet block

  • A laundry and shower room

  • An IT suite

  • An art studio

  • A group meeting space 

  • A training kitchen and café

  • A new street-facing entrance for easier access

  • One-to-one therapy rooms, providing a safe place

  • A skills and employability workshop

  • Multifunctional space

  • A mezzanine breakaway area

How can you help?

Any donation, big or small, will make a big difference to the development of Next Steps, allowing us to support more of those in recovery to realise their potential.

If you would like to make a donation for over £500 then please contact [email protected], 01603 626 123.

Any donations over £1000 will be acknowledged by a wall plaque in the new Recovery Center and on our website.

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