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Vision, Values, Mission & Policies

Our Vision
To integrate the use of technology in practical ways to benefit and connect people, communities and care.

Our Values
  • Respecting individual choice and promoting inclusion, rights and independence.
  • Behaving in a fair, open and ethical manner by according equal worth regardless of age, impairment, gender, ethical origin, religion, social orientation and social class.
  • Empowering individuals to meet their needs and goals.
  • Working with partners to deliver the best possible outcomes for the individuals and groups we support.
  • Treating all staff with fairness, listening to them and enabling them to maximise their contribution.
Our Mission
To work in the community, using digital technology when beneficial, to provide quality support, to enhance health and well-being and assist individuals, particularly older people, to improve their physical and mental health.

Equal Opportunities Policy

We are committed to equal opportunities policy and practice and will ensure that all employees and service users, both actual and potential, are treated equally and as individuals regardless of physical or mental disability or mental ill health, race, colour, creed, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital or parental status, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, age (other than any statutory retirement age), religion or belief, political belief, class, caring responsibility, employment status, trade union membership, unrelated criminal conviction. We adhere to the conditions of the Equality Act 2010.

This equal opportunities policy will be implemented across all aspects of the businesses work, including the appointment and employment of staff, and all dealings with the public. We aim to make our services accessible to as wide a range of the public as possible and in order to achieve this will take steps to remove barriers which prevent potential audience, participants members and users from having equal access to the our activities. This will include:
  • ensuring that activities take place in venues and premises which are accessible to those with mobility issues
  • encouraging and enabling people from underrepresented groups to attend and participate.
  • providing facilities, where appropriate, for disabled people to enable them to participate fully in activities
  • ensuring that the design of publicity material takes account of the needs of disabled people both in terms of print, format, information on access
We will monitor the effectiveness of the policy on a regular basis.

Environment Policy
We are committed to protecting the environment, and will ensure that all employees and service users, both actual and potential are aware. The policy also commits us to promoting suppliers and services that adhere to environmentally sound ways of operating.

This environmental policy will be implemented across all aspects of the businesses, and involves the 3Rs Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

1) Reduce waste where possible by thinking about what we buy and how we use it to reduce the production of waste and develop effective waste management and recycling procedures. Non-essential documents and e-mails will not be printed.
2) Reuse wherever possible by trying to find a second life for items especially paper and office stationery.
3) Recycle as the least preferred option of the 3Rs.
We will monitor the effectiveness of the policy on a regular basis.

Children and Vulnerable Adult Policy
For legal purposes someone is a child until their 19th birthday. Children are the legal responsibility of their parents and carers even when they are not present. Vulnerable adults are people over the age of 18 who are or may be in need of community care services due to age, illness or physical or learning disability. Responsible adults are those over the age of 18 who assume responsibility for the children or vulnerable adults during a visit to the chapel premises. Parents and carers are advised not to leave children unsupervised at any event that we might arrange or manage. Children under the age of 10 should never be left unsupervised. We reserve the right to deny access to any child under the age of 18 who is unaccompanied.

While the primary responsibility for the well-being of children and vulnerable adults lies with the responsible adult, we recognise a responsibility for ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults while they are on the premises. We also wish to protect our volunteers (and staff) from unfair allegations.

Our volunteers (and staff) who work directly with children and/or vulnerable adults will undergo standard checks from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Other volunteers (and staff) who come into contact with children and vulnerable adults as part of their other duties with us are not considered to be working with children and vulnerable adults and do not require a CRB check. All volunteers (and staff) will be made aware of this policy.
 

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