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lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions.

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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 you 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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Our Stories

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Oillies Story

Many years ago I was having my first scan with my 3rd child.  Having had 2 healthy happy children already, my husband and I were excited to see baby number 3! The face on the lady doing the scan will stay with me, along with the words “I need to get the doctor”......

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