Young People

About Us


About Us

Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families that recognises the diversity of the people with whom we work.

We are a unique organisation delivering a combination of statutory, voluntary and traded services - funded through local authority and charitable trust grants, charitable donations, contracts based on payment by results, and income generated through our trading arm - where all profits fund our charitable activity. 

Positive Steps has a long history of hitting and exceeding targets and the past year has proved no exception. We deliver a comprehensive, integrated range of services which helped young people, adults and families reach their full potential. These include:

  1. Family Support - Help for families in Oldham who have difficulties such as housing, money, parenting, confidence, looking for work or health related issues.
  2. Careers Guidance - We provide the statutory careers information, advice and guidance service in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.
  3. Missing From Home Support - We ensure that young people who go missing in Oldham are independently interviewed within 72 hours of us finding out about it.
  4. Oldham Young Carers - One to one and respite activities for young people who are carers to a parent sibling or other family member
  5. Volunteering - We arrange volunteering for over 200 people every year, allowing people to give back to the community, gain Level 1 and 2 AQA qualifications and get valuable work experience.
  6. Traded Services - We offer a range of services including room hire, ICT support and DBS checking.
  7. Youth Justice Service - Oldham.
  8. Work Experience - We work with schools and colleges to provide work experience placements for young people in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Stockport and Manchester.