Stepping Out





The Stepping Out service aims to ensure equality of access to specialist support for women living  in Central Bedfordshire experiencing domestic abuse (or having suffered historical abuse) or sexual abuse, including those that have multiple needs and/or are hard to reach.

The service has specialist staff who, through 1-1 support, advice and advocacy for victims, help women to keep themselves safe, remove themselves from harmful situations and understand their legal rights.

We offer support to cope and recover from emotional trauma, build confidence and enable women to move forward positively with their lives.

Our team is able to offer support through scheduled and unscheduled appointments delivered in various community settings. Whatever your circumstances you’re able to receive confidential free of charge support and practical help from Stepping Stones.

We also take self-referrals so if you would like to attend one of the community based surgeries or speak to one of our team please give us a call on 01582 457114.

You can also contact us via email at;

hello@steppingstonesluton.org.uk , or find us on

Facebook, Stepping Stones Luton and Twitter, @steppingstones

Geographical area service covers

Central Bedfordshire

Who is the service for?


Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral or via a professional

Risk level you support


Other relevant information

We currently offer surgeries in the community at;

Shefford Children’s Centre – Mondays 9am – 1pm

Central Bedfordshire College – Tuesdays 11-30am – 3.30pm ( College Students Only)

Biggleswade Ivel Medical Centre – Thursdays 9am-1pm

Helping Hands Guidance & Counselling Centre, Sandy – Tuesdays 10am – 2pm

The Rufus Centre, Flitwick – Fortnightly Wednesdays 1pm – 4.30pm

The Need Project, Stotfold – Fortnightly Wednesdays 9am – 1pm

Ivel Medical Centre, Biggleswade – Thursdays 9am – 1pm

Leighton Buzzard Library – Wednesdays 9am – 12noon

Further sites/times may be added. Keep watching our website for further updates.

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