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New Directions Support

Monday-Friday. Various times.

At New Directions Support we know that it can sometimes be hard for people with disabilities to find meaningful structured activities when they leave school or college, where they can continue to make friends and develop their skills through their adult years.

We provide a wide range of structured, enjoyable and supported activities throughout the week. These include

  • Activities in our dedicated workshop
  • Technology Sessions (computers)
  • Art, with our own in-house artist
  • Independent Living Skills at our own Life Skills Centre
  • Drama
  • Active sessions - including sports and rambling

New Directions Support began in 2013 and as a charitable company is run by a board of trustees. We operate from two venues, our main one is in the centre of Stafford and we also have our own life skills centre at Beaconside. All our staff are passionate about supporting people to achieve their individual outcomes. Please contact us for more information about the great activities we offer and to arrange a visit.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic we were quick to establish an alternative service. We set up daily zoom sessions for service users to take part in a wealth of activities including, trivia, Makaton, cookery and art demos. We also delivered weekly letterbox craft and toolbox projects alongside telephone calls to all of the families that we provide support for. Once we were able to return to a building based service the alternative service remains and still runs alongside offering a meaningful provision for all.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jill Aldridge
Contact Position
Chief Officer
New Directions Support Website

During the Pandemic our landline is out of use so please use 07852368155.

Where to go

The Hub
17, Eastgate Street
ST16 2LZ Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

New Directions Support has two venues. Our main one is at The Hub which is very central and is easily accessible.

We also have our own Life Skills Centre at Beaconside on the old University site which is a wonderful resource in it's own grounds, with easy parking. 

All accommodation for New Directions Support is wheelchair accessible 

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£56 - £66.25 per day
Service is Free
Our days are different lengths so please contact for actual costs and costs for 1:1 support.


Referral required
Referral Details

New Directions Support draws up a contract for each service user. We provide regular sessions rather than offering 'drop in' sessions.

DBS Checks

Have staff or volunteers been DBS (CRB) checked?
Last updated: 05 Mar 2021
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