We are Steps Charity Worldwide

Steps is the leading charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions . Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families and carers affected by conditions which have an impact on the legs, hips or feet.

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We are Steps Charity Worldwide

We don’t take walking for granted

Steps is the leading charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions . Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families and carers affected by conditions which have an impact on the legs, hips or feet.

We are the only charity which supports the most common and much rarer lower limb conditions. Our valuable experience can help families, individuals and carers make confident and informed decisions at what can be a confusing and difficult time. How do we do it? We partner with health national systems and local communities around the world not only to raise the medical standards, care and emotional support – but also to establish them!

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200,000

babies are born with Clubfoot worldwide each year

250,000

are born with, or develop a hip disorder each year

35,000,000

approximate number of people with a need for prosthetics/orthotics and related rehabilitation services

Steps

About Us

Every day thousands of children are affected by a serious lower limb condition. These leg conditions vary in their symptoms, frequency and prognosis. But without the correct diagnosis, treatment and support, it would be impossible for any of these children to walk properly later in life. We have created a model of true local sustainability. We partner with health national systems and communities around the world not only to raise the medical standards, care and emotional support –  but to establish them! The support we provide is elevating the standards of care around the world, giving a change to everybody to walk without pain. As we like to say here at Steps, we don’t take walking for granted.

Steps

Who are we?

Steps was founded in 1980 by Sue Banton in the United Kingdom. Sue’s son Daniel was born with clubfoot and, at that time, there was limited support and medical options for families affected by the condition. She was determined to change this, not only for herself but for all the families and individuals facing the same challenges. Forty years on, her legacy is still very much alive and is reaching countries all over the world.

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Imogen’s Story

Imogen’s Story

I was born with severe club foot in both feet in 1995. I was seen by my consultant (Dr Colin Ogilvie) within 24 hours of being born. Dr Ogilvie said he ‘hoped’ they would get me to walk but it was not guaranteed. For the first six months of my life Dr Ogilvie used the...

Isabelle’s Story

Isabelle’s Story

Isabelle was born with bilateral hip dysplasia meaning both her hips were fully dislocated. She wasn’t breech, nor do we have any family history of hip problems so when the doctor identified her ‘clicky hip’ at her 6-week check-up, we weren’t particularly concerned....

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Isabelle’s Story

Isabelle’s Story

Isabelle was born with bilateral hip dysplasia meaning both her hips were fully dislocated. She wasn’t breech, nor do we have any family history of hip problems so when the doctor identified her ‘clicky hip’ at her 6-week check-up, we weren’t particularly concerned....

Nick’s Story

Nick’s Story

My story almost never even had a beginning, it could have been very close to just being an end. A mix up with the months of my due date all the way back in1991 led to me being born on the 20th of September rather than my early August due date. I ended up being born to...