The Porch Steppin' Stones Centre


The Porch provides day long support for homeless and vulnerably housed people wanting to move forward in their lives, away from street-life and addiction.


We are an organisation that arose from Christian ministry

Our mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, homeless, recently re-housed homeless or vulnerably housed people.


We encourage our service users (our members) to tackle the issues that prevent them from moving forward towards a more positive lifestyle. Our focus is upon support and nurture, along with challenge.


We concentrate upon housing, health, wellbeing, education and employment. We provide healthy food, practical help, companionship, learning skills, work related skills and opportunities for development.


Councillor Commitment

One Council representative is appointed annually as an observer to the Management Committee which meets 4 times a year. 


Expectation of Councillor Representatives

(1)        To support the charity at any appropriate Council meetings, and to provide help and advice when needed in our partnership and our working relationship with the City Council.  To be appraised of the strategic aspects and of the important operational issues in the running of the Steppin’ Stone Centre and The Porch Charity.


Updated March 2018

Contact information

Jon Fitzpatrick

Phone: 01865 251798


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