About Us

Stride Yorkshire (Social Transformation in Disabilities Everyday) was established in 2022. Stride is a specialist organisation with the sole aim of supporting adults with Learning and Social Disabilities on their journey to leading independent lives. Independence means different things to different people, which is why every plan we make is bespoke to YOU. Our main areas of focus include employment, education, mental / physical health, money skills, communication / social skills, and travel. Stride can also compliment other services that focus on the daily living side of an adult’s support requirements.

Our values and beliefs:

  • We believe that everybody is capable of greater independence, whatever that may look like to them.
  • We believe that society should embrace diversity, and the unique strengths and characteristics that make somebody who they are
  • We believe everybody should have access to the right support for them, and should be aware of any relevant support that is available
  • We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, we spend a great deal of time getting to know you and our support matches this
  • We believe in inspiring and enabling individuals to go from where they are in life, to where they want / need to be.

Meet the team

Logan Owner and Managing Director View bio
Charlotte Independence Coach View bio
Jake Independence Coach / Employer Engagement View bio
Michelle Independence Coach / Office Manager View bio
Ed Charted Occupational therapist View bio
Jules Independence Coach View bio
Brooke Independence Coach View bio
Sheridan Digital Creator View bio

What has really stood out to me, compared to other support services is they genuinely care. It's not just a job. they're passionate about making a difference and didn't give up on me, even at low times, when I'd lost faith in myself. I will be forever grateful that stride became involved in my care and grateful to all stride workers, but especially Logan for the dedication and genuinely caring.

Dan

I was very sceptical about starting my work with Stride, I struggled to trust professionals after past experiences. I can’t begin to list the ways that Stride have helped me, I feel like my life is back on track, and I know that I have all the support needed to get me to where I need to go in life. University finally feels like it might be a realistic goal. I am so grateful for everything!

Brandon

I have had the pleasure of working with Stride Yorkshire in my journey to becoming a more inclusive employer. I knew I wanted to give adults with Autism a chance at working but was worried about my ability to support them. I was fearful of saying the wrong things, how they may manage criticism etc. Stride placed two fantastic candidates in my workplace as admin assistants, and I felt supported through the entire process, the job coaching was amazing, they took the pressure off massively from an employer’s perspective. By the time the support from Stride had finished, our eyes had been opened to the hidden ABILITIES of adults with social and learning conditions, both candidates had their own strengths, and struggles (which we knew how to support). If you are considering becoming more inclusive, and giving somebody a chance that might otherwise be overlooked, I would urge you to get in contact with Stride!

Dot – Trador Print Ltd

I’ve been coming to Stride for the past couple of months and have been in the care of Logan. I’m autistic and since I left school, I’ve been lost, I don’t know what I want to do with myself, job wise and career wise, I failed in college I’ve been suffering with mental health including intrusive and obsessive thoughts brought upon by pure O, along with anxiety and depression and I didn’t have any friends after being rejected and bullied by peers time and time again. It’s been a struggle, but since I’ve been having my meetings with Logan weekly, he’s really helped me, I’m already seeing a difference, he is someone I can talk to about my mental health and help me in my recovery journey, he’s helping me come up with ideas for what kind of job I’d like and he’s introduced me to people I have common ground with and have developed friendships with. We’ve done a lot in a short time and we’ve only just begun, I feel like I’ve got a long way to go in my mental health recovery journey yet, but if anyone’s gonna get me there, it’s Logan.

Adam