Wednesday, 26 January 2011


This morning, I attended a STEPS taster session at The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre on Stonegate Road...

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that comes their way."

The session was facilitated by my talented colleagues Shelly Savino and Sarah Wilcock who work for the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board which is based at the Community Centre.

Shelly and Sarah led a wonderful three hour taster session which included watching the new STEPS DVD which is a fantastic advert for the programme. My colleagues Chris Bennett and Val Cain, who lead the STEPS programme for Education Leeds, were also there and it was great to catch up and talk about how we can secure these vitally important programmes for the future

The STEPS programme must be the largest parenting and effectiveness initiative in the city and the team has now trained around 400 facilitators and reached around 4000 parents and carers. We know that STEPS changes lives, saves lives and makes an incredible difference because we have all seen the results and Shelly and Sarah showed us how effective the talented facilitators we have here in Leeds are. They are part of the foundations on which we can build to ensure that the programme continues to reach the parts other interventions simply don't touch. If you want to find out more about STEPS please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. Just though you would like to see the feedback from the Pacific Institute on the video we produced for them. Here's a link to the post on the CLC website...


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