Our values have been co-produced by trustees & staff and aspire to NCVO Charity Ethical Principles. They underpin our vision and mission and demonstrate the behaviour we expect from ourselves and others. They are all important – so we share them alphabetically.

Collaborative

You will see us:

  • being clear about our vision and mission as an organisation
  • proactively involving our members and stakeholders in our work, enabling their views and experiences to be listened to and taken into account
  • making sure when developing our policies, we have the interests of our members in mind
  • committed to collaboration and partnership working

Compassionate

You will see us:

  • being kind and compassionate to each other and everyone we meet
  • creating an inclusive culture, where people’s wellbeing and mental health are valued and promoted
  • standing against abuse of trust and power including bullying, intimidation, harassment, discrimination or victimisation
  • being an open organisation, where everyone can see how we work, deal with any problems and how we spend our funds

 Inspirational

 You will see us:

  • being outward-looking, bold and proactive
  • empowering our sector and being passionate about their worth
  • challenging the status quo to make a positive difference in our local community
  • being relentless in our mission to achieve our vision
  • remaining independent and professional
  • being a role model for best practice

Integrity

You will see us:

  • behaving ethically and upholding the highest levels of institutional integrity and personal conduct at all times
  • being honest and accountable to our members and stakeholders
  • having good governance and systems in place to ensure all decisions are robust, defensible and free from conflicts of interest
  • considering the effects of activities conducted in private life on the reputation of the charity and of our sector in general
  • ensuring our resources are managed responsibly

Respect

You will see us:

  • being sensitive to the impact of our activities on both the natural and human environment
  • celebrating diversity – valuing people from all different cultures, backgrounds and races for the uniqueness that makes everyone an important part of the community
  • promoting equality of opportunity – understanding that some groups may face additional barriers, and take steps to remove them
  • supporting our staff and volunteers to reach their full potential