Step Forward Programme

This is a employment, training, finance & budgeting, information and support programme for people in Merton and Pollards Hill MOAT residents.  The Step Forward programme supports over 100 households every year.  The Step Forward team is headed by Jenny Allison who is supported by two part-time assistants and a volunteer.  The programme’s mission is ‘to support residents to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully manage everyday living’.

Step Forward can offer support and advice to householders on many aspects of  life, including:

  • Learning – Want to go to college or train for work?
  • Work – Help with applications, CVs and finding work.
  • Money – Benefits and tax credits help and advice on debt management.
  • Parenting – Help finding parent support, advice and classes.
  • Housing – Homeless families support, bidding & housing information.
  • Wellbeing – Help finding health services, healthy activities & safety.
  • Environment – Home and property information and help.
  • Community – Local area info, volunteering and things to do.
  • Confidence – Making phone calls, speaking with services and joining in.
  • Family Activities – Fun days, things to do and holiday activities.
  • Little Chef – Wednesday term time 4.00 – 5.30 Contact Cheryl

Please note there is also a food bank which is open Wednesday and Friday from 11am – 12 noon

Call 020 8764 9582 and

dial 1 for the Parents Project or

202 for Jenny Allison

204 for Cheryl Giddy



Project Dates
Start date - 30 November 2002
End date - 30 November 2002

Main benficiaries
Local people, MOAT residents. The local economy

New Horizon Centre
Pollards Hill

Contact / Further Info
Jenny Allison
Jenny Allison
Programme Co-ordinator
0208 764 9582 x 202