About us

Next Steps provides bespoke care for vulnerable adults aged 18 to 65 in the North West.

Next Steps is a locked transitional mental health service for working-age adults. We provide gender-specific services within Greater Manchester. Next Steps has been part of local mental health services for over 6 years, accommodating up to 7 adults in five small, homely community houses across the Manchester and Bolton area; facilitating specialist, intensive and therapeutic services. We provide care and treatment for adults, aged 18-65 years, suffering from a wide range of mental health disorders.

"We support a resident who’s spent most of their life in mental health settings and they’re now as independent as they can be, accessing the community every day, meeting up with friends, he loves to be around people again."

Why join our care team?

Every day you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and positively impact the adults we support. We value teamwork and recognise the importance of supporting one another in providing exceptional care. So feel welcome no matter your background and experience, you can join our diverse care team, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We’ll always strive to provide the support you need to thrive, because you’re important to us.

Join our culture of collaboration and support, and be part of a team where we combine compassion and care to make a positive impact.

Our Services

Where realistic, the rehabilitation programme is directed at increasing the character strengths, skills and knowledge of individual residents so that they can maximise their potential for greater independence.

Residential Services

We offer residential care in our purpose-built home in Bolton. Within the safety of our organisation, our goal is for each resident to feel valued and empowered. We support them to lead fulfilling lives whilst engaging in positive experiences and activities within our organisation and the wider community. We recognise that the transition from hospital to the community is one of the most challenging stages in any rehabilitative process. For those residents who do not require secure accommodation but still require a greater degree of support than is offered by most community placements, Next Steps may be considered a 'place of safety’.

Nursing Homes

We offer an alternative to traditional hospital life for people with chronic and treatment-resistant mental illnesses, by giving people who live with restrictions, the choice to live in a homely community setting. Our accommodation is provided in small local houses to enable a personalisation of care services which larger organisations are unable to provide. We make a positive difference to people's lives through the delivery of high-quality services in a therapeutic home environment. We encourage independence via planning in collaboration and realistic outcome-based care. We have three nursing homes in north and central Manchester.


  • Pension 
  • Medicash Level 2 cover including dental and optical costs 
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Virtual GP service 
  • Extra days annual leave after three years service (up to a maximum of 10 days) 
  • Stress support 
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Health screenings 
  • Perks at work scheme 
  • Face-to-face training at our in-house training facility 
  • Sickness absence bonus scheme 
  • Fully funded training opportunities including NVQ levels 2-5 
  • Free DBS (refunded after 6 months' service) 
  • Bike 2 Work scheme 
  • Staff referral scheme 
  • Critical illness cover 
  • Death in service benefit