Steps Conductive Education Centre

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"Steps was started in 1994 by four families who recognised the benefits gained by their children from conductive education. The families wanted to make the benefits available to other families locally and set up the Steps Centre for Conductive Education in Lecicestershire. Since then, families living in the region no longer have the expense and disruption of travelling long distances to other centres or the huge cost of going to Hungary to get help for their children...

"Achievements to date have been made possible by almost entirely voluntary fundraising activities by founder Trustee, Dr Heather Crate, Steps Patron and Trustee, Rosemary Conley, CBE, and the efforts of other Trustees and a large and growing number of Steps supporters, including staff, volunteers and local families. This activity has also engaged the support of major donors such as UPS, Caterpillar, Primary Care Trusts and charitable trusts such as Henry Smith's charity, the Lottery and BBC Children in Need.

"Following the raising of over £250,000 in 2006 for the purchase of premises in Shepshed, Leicestershire, a major programme of refurbishment in 2007, supported by ITV Central News, attracted 130 local companies to supply £550,000 worth of goods and services free of charge." [1]  


Accessed May 2013: [2]  




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  1. Steps Conductive Education Centre About, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2013.
  2. Steps Conductive Education Centre Trustees, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2013.