First Step Trust (FST)
First Step Trust (FST) is a charity which runs social enterprises to provide work and training opportunities for people excluded from work because of mental health issues or other disadvantages, including drug and alcohol recovery problems and a history of offending.
They aim to provide a commercial environment which people can join, on a voluntary basis, to gain work experience, as well as confidence, skills and qualifications. They support people to fulfil their potential, contribute to their local community, and where possible, make the transition to paid employment.
FST aims to provide personalised support including:
- personalised work placements in a commercial enterprise
- access to training, qualifications and salaried employment
- involvement as a colleague with responsibilities
- opportunities for social interaction with team members, suppliers and customers.
FST in Sheffield also runs SMaRT Venue Coffee shop (100 London Road) serving Fairtrade coffee and other hot drinks, as well as freshly prepared food.
Street: 100 - 104 London Rd
Postcode: S2 4LR