We are proud to support Small Steps, an organisation who provides vital assistance for children with special needs aged 0-5 years. It teaches parents of children with cerebral palsy, and other forms of motor and sensory impairment, how to help their child develop basic skills - looking, listening, sitting and walking.
How does Small Steps work?
Children attend a group session at Small Steps once per week with a parent or carer. There are up to 5 children per group who are all working on similar skills.
A team of teachers, conductors and physiotherapists leads the parent/child team through a structured programme designed to help each child achieve the next developmental steps.
The approach is based on principles of conductive education and is holistic. The programme primarily focuses on learning new physical skills, but also encompasses:
- social skills
- communication skills
- sensory skills
- educational learning
Unfortunately no government funding is available for such deserving children. If you would like to support our Small Steps fundraisers in their Ultra Marathon pursuits for this most deserving charity please donate through Sandblasters or visit Small Steps.
The building sector is responsible for more than a third of global resource consumption annually, including 12% of all fresh water use. It also produces 40% of solid waste, so we work towards minimising the environmental impact of our designs and our business activities.
Since 2001, the number of urban areas with population greater than 5 million has increased by 50%, which puts a greater strain on the environment. With urban areas developing so much, our focus has to shift towards designing cities that are more sustainable. How can this be achieved? By finding solutions which consume less energy, produce less waste, and work in harmony with the surrounding ecological systems.
We aim to achieve this by promoting commercially viable and considered sustainable design, whilst improving building quality for owners and occupants.
We dislike the idea of running mTT like a ‘soulless corporation’ and making our employees feel like they are disposable – we want them to feel secure and appreciated in their jobs; after all, they are our most crucial asset.
Part of our strategy for a successful business is to recruit and train only the best people in the industry, and we look for people who, not only do a great job, but who are also passionate and wish to make a difference in the world.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and can easily recognise talent, which means that we will always employ the best person for the job, regardless of their age, gender, nationality or disability. Part of our commitment is to create internships for students and school leavers; We have done this in the past and we found that it is not only beneficial to the students (who got the chance to experience how the industry works and what skills they needed to develop in order to get a job), but also to our employees, because they had the chance to act as teachers and mentors.
How do we keep our team happy?
- We offer training in relevant areas
- We host monthly meetings where we encourage open discussion on any work-related issues and implement action needed
- We sponsor and organise team events
- We encourage them to take part in charity events
- We reward our team for their hard work and promote from within the company.
As we expand, we plan to become even better at listening to what our team needs and create even more training and development opportunities.
Charity work is very important for us at mTT; we recognise that we are in a privileged position to be able to help others and see it as a very important part of giving back to the community.
We have been active supporters of Small Steps School for Parents, a charity based in South London aimed at helping parents to care for their own children who have cerebral palsy or other form of motor or sensory impairment.
Small Steps is funded exclusively by charitable donation. It receives no Government support and has to raise £250,000 each year to be able to operate.
For the last 6 years, we have been running ultra-marathons, organising charity balls and generally spreading the word in order to help them raise the much needed funds.