The Step-up programme offers support for young people aged between 16-25 years who have suffered an acquired brain injury.

On this programme, we provide a step by step support with setting goals, education and/or employment.

Before you begin your Step-Up journey, we will invite you to an initial assessment meeting where we discuss the impact of your injury and also discuss longer term goals.

Once we have a plan, you will receive one-to-one support with achieving your goals. You will be paired up with a member of the team who will have a background in working with people who have had a brain injury and will provide support with every step of the process:

It struck me how Step Up felt like a family and I had a feeling this was going to feel like home very soon.

Otis J

Support with

Finding employment​

On this programme, you will be invited in on a weekly basis to receive support with:

  • Creating and tailoring a strong CV & cover letter
  • Finding suitable job vacancies online
  • Writing & submitting tailored job applications
  • Support with interviews
  • You will have the opportunity to attend mock interviews held by our corporate partners. These interviews will take place at the partners’ premises and will include:
    • A full 30-40 minute interview based on your job goals 
    • 10-15 minute feedback of the interview (by the interview panel)
    • A full video recording of the interview 

Support with

Returning to education

If you are thinking about returning to your previous studies, we will support you with:

  • Liaising with your academic institute to discuss returning to education
  • Ensuring that the correct support is in place
  • Disclosing the impact of your brain injury to your teachers (if need be)


Support with

Applying for education

If you would like to apply for education, we will support you with:

  • Completing UCAS applications
  • Support with Student Finance
  • Support with college applications
  • Support with finding the right course



If you would like further information on the Step-up Programme or would like to have a conversation with the team about accessing it, please contact us using the following information:

 Telephone: 0207 307 2570