STEP is a rights-based community organisation providing services in advice, support, advocacy, community development, social enterprise & strategic engagement.

We are a registered charity based in Mid Ulster with offices in Dungannon, Cookstown and Magherafelt.

Our Core Services:

STEP is funded by Mid Ulster Council to provide Support, Information and Advice on accessing benefit entitlements across the full range of legacy and reformed social security benefits, to those living in Mid Ulster. As a rights-based organisation, STEP is committed to making all members of the community aware of their rights and entitlements.
Our Community Support programmes offer a package of support to individuals or families in a one-to-one or group basis. Community Support relates to STEP’s overall ethos of empowerment. Through the support work we do, the individuals and families receive specific advice and guidance to develop the confidence to work through issues impacting their lives.
The focus of the STEP Community Development team is on helping to create an environment that promotes democracy, sustainable development, equality, economic opportunity and social justice. We believe that these can result in social, environmental and economic improvement within the community.
Through our various Community Partnerships, STEP aims to create and develop long-term collaborative relationships with a wide range of community organisations. We view these collaborations as the most effective way of sharing knowledge, resources and ideas to provide more efficient solutions to community issues.
STEP, like many other community organisations, relies on innovative practice to ensure that the service delivery to the community is not compromised because of shortfalls in funding. By developing the STL social enterprise, STEP has provided a life-line for the sustainability of the organisation.
The work that STEP carries out within the Community Support and Development fields gives it a unique position to be able to research needs, trends and issues first-hand at grassroots level.

Room Hire & Partnerships:

The Junction

Located within easy access of many major routes, this impressive centre boasts state of the art facilities which are modern and spacious. With exhibition and meeting space ranging from 2 to 200 square metres, The Junction is the perfect venue for any event.

Dungannon West Renewal

We have units to let and high standard training, conferencing and community meeting rooms with adaptable layouts to meet your requirements, whether you want social events, training, function, small business meetings or a large conference. Trainers and conference organisers will appreciate the professional environment of our rooms and the personal attention of our staff.

Stronger Together

This is a network for people working in the field of ethnic and racial equality in Northern Ireland. STEP works with eight fellow organisations as Consortium Partners and takes the lead on management of the network’s staff. There are currently over 240 individual and group members.