2010

Steps2Recovery founded by Tom Bolt

2011

Addiction counselling service for ex-prisoners delivered from rooms in Victoria by Linda Smith formerly Senior Manager at RAPt (The Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust)

2011

Pilot Programme launched in Hanwell by newly established Board of Trustees

2014

Residential service established at 108 Albion road Stoke Newington with house provided by St Mungo’s Community Housing. Capacity increases to six residential clients who would otherwise be homeless and six day clients

2015

Strategic alliances established with referral partners including prisons, probation, community based services. The relationship with Kairos Housing allows Steps2Recovery to guarantee safe, abstinence based, move on accommodation to graduate clients

2016

100th client graduation takes place

2016

Chief Executive Lesley Hart and Steps graduate Kelly Judge deliver presentation ‘Leaving the Bars Behind’ at the UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders

2017

Steps2Recovery is announced winner of the Centre for Social Justice Addiction Award

2018

Steps2Recovery wins the Recovery Street Film Festival and is formally congratulated by Public Health England

2019

Steps presents at Westminster to All Party Parliamentary Group and makes its case for the urgent requirement for residential treatment services free at point of need. The Steps2Recovery model was presented to Members of Parliament and senior members of addiction treatment sector

2020

Despite intense challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic, Steps uses a variety of digital platforms to continue to ensure effective operation and sees full occupancy and six client graduations over the course of the lockdown period