1. People before programmes
We value the hopes and dreams of the individuals who make up the Justlife community; whether it be service users, staff, trustees or volunteers, we are committed to ensuring that everyone involved with Justlife flourishes.
In practice, this means taking a very creative and flexible approach to the programmes which we run in accordance with the skills and resources which we have available, and being prepared to stop actions as well as start them.
2. Collaboration before competition
We are increasingly aware of the corporate nature of the charity sector. We are determined to not make ‘growth’ an aim or to enter into competitive tendering which would displace other providers from delivering services and add no value to the beneficiaries. We seek out opportunities to work in partnership to deliver new or improved services, which improve life for those close to the streets.
3. Innovation before Institutions
The health and social care landscape is changing and our models of intervention must keep evolving. We favour an agile approach; trying new ideas and interventions. We are committed to elevating the service users' voice and enabling them to belong. In practice, this means our projects can be unusual and experimental, but continually developmental.
There are numerous national and local, public and charitable agencies working on the issue of homelessness. We are keen to work alongside and in partnership with other agencies and are confident that we have developed and tested an approach that is effective, distinctive and unique.