Joanne’s Story


Originally I joined Stepping Out just for me. Then I was able to bring my Mum, my Aunt and my Nan too because they have had a hard time too. Two of our best memories last year were with Stepping Out - our trips to Knebworth and Lee Valley. You didn’t just helped me, you helped our entire family.

The Wonderful Bett


If the men in suits from the council think Bett is feisty now they should have seen her on stage in the working men’s clubs of seventy-odd years ago.  Bett was just 15 when she joined her dad treading the boards in the booze-fuelled, smoke-laden clubs where she belted out Shirley Bassey numbers like As … Continue reading The Wonderful Bett

Vijay’s Story


Vijay was revisiting his homeland of Tanzania on a family holiday when daughter Roshnee posed the question that ultimately led him to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Her father had grown up in Moshi in the shadow of the highest mountain in Africa, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, but had not returned since … Continue reading Vijay’s Story

Sports Star and BBC Commentator, Karen Pickering joining us for The Big Step Out

STEPPING OUT WITH CARERS is DELIGHTED  TO ANNOUNCE SPORTS STAR & BBC COMMENTATOR, KAREN PICKERING, AS OUR SPECIAL GUEST AT THE BIG STEP OUT AT HATFIELD HOUSE ON JUNE 14TH A Walking Festival for Unpaid Carers and Those They Care For   “The Big Step Out is such an incredible event. Everyone deserves the opportunity … Continue reading Sports Star and BBC Commentator, Karen Pickering joining us for The Big Step Out

Tapping Feet by Lewine Mair

A Double - take on Care Homes and Dementia Tapping Feet by Lewine Mair All things considered, it has been a blissfully peaceful New Year’s Eve. Norman had gone to bed and Lewine was enjoying the semblance of calm to watch undemanding TV with their visiting son. When they went to bed Lewine had the … Continue reading Tapping Feet by Lewine Mair

Living with Dementia

No. 1 Living With Dementia A series of blogs from the front line of Caring. INTRODUCTION: Wayne led our Christmas Walk round Rochester brilliantly in December. Just the right sights, laughs, timings and gasp-worthy nuggets of information as we strolled down the High Street decked out in its Dickensian finery.  His has little memory of it now … Continue reading Living with Dementia

The Kevin Sinfield blog

The Kevin Sinfield blog: Kevin Sinfield: Sporting superstar backs Stepping Out’s Kent walk to raise funds for MND. King Kev, captain of Rugby League’s Leeds Rhinos, was always a tough guy carved out of granite, one of the greatest Superleague players of all time. But it turns out that was just a training exercise. It’s … Continue reading The Kevin Sinfield blog

Lesley’s Blog

Lesley on a recent holiday

 My MND journey so far The symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease that you first experience, don’t necessarily lead you to a diagnosis. This is partly because it’s not a well known disease and partly because everyone’s journey through the disease seems to be completely different for each individual. For me, MND has affected my hands … Continue reading Lesley’s Blog

Privacy Policy

Stepping Out With Carers CIC Privacy Policy This policy applies to the activities of Stepping Out With Carers (also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice) in its capacity as data controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Stepping Out With Carers is committed to ensuring that your … Continue reading Privacy Policy

How You Can Help

There are over 13m carers in the UK*and many of these struggle to look after their own wellbeing, often becoming increasingly isolated as their caring duties increase. You can help Stepping Out organise free supported short and long walks in beautiful countryside locations across the UK to give both carers and those they care for a scenic, sociable, … Continue reading How You Can Help