Our charity was founded in 1863, towards the end of the industrial revolution and in the aftermath of a period of unprecedented growth in Leeds. The Victorian era was a golden age for the city in many ways, but it wasn’t without its growing pains – which were becoming difficult to ignore.We were founded and continue to be run on Christian principles, but our services are available to all. We care for people of all faiths or no faith at all, and our staff are not required to share our founding beliefs.
Our values are what drive everything we do. They help us to make decisions about what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for:
We aim to deliver the highest standards of care to anyone who is disadvantaged or vulnerable, regardless of their faith. By making their interests our priority, we seek to enrich their lives, meet their needs and support their independence.
We offer understanding and empathy, and work in partnership to improve the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of the people we encounter.
We believe in encouraging individuals to value each other and by, empowering people, to take action together for the common good. As a result, we aim to establish a sense of community and family that promotes feelings of belonging and self-worth.
Each and every person has the right to enjoy freedom, choice and respect. We take care to create services that reflect people’s preferences and respect their privacy and dignity at all times – so they each receive the personalised support that they need to enjoy rich and independent lives.
As an organisation that celebrates diversity and values relationships built upon mutual respect, we strive to offer inclusive services, without discrimination. This means that anyone in need can access our services and everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome.
We aim to be fair and just in all our dealings with people, from those using our services every day to our employees and volunteers. We also believe in open and honest working practices, and we aim to make a positive difference to those around us.
11 North Grange Road