Working with Other Charities
The unifying purpose of Worcester Cares is to make Worcester a safe and prosperous City for everyone where communities are resilient and people matter; Homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and where the vulnerable are protected.
Worcester Cares is an ‘alliance of the willing.
Its role is to:
Enable people to fulfill their potential by resolving underlying issues and causes, the consequences of which can be homelessness, substance misuse, offending, mental health and risk of exploitation. These have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing and life expectancy.
Provide support to enable people to become inter-dependent not dependent citizens. Allowing them and step down from services, by providing the right support at the right time, reducing the pressures on crisis and emergency. We use the terms ‘building resilience, recovery and strengthening the community’.
Support people to achieve their goals (the things that matter most to the individual) through an honest relationship that changes over time as aspirations grow, develop and are achieved.
Support the City Council in its statutory responsibilities in relation to homelessness and Health and Well Being.
We are committed to working together using the Worcester Cares Principles which are:
Everything we do acknowledges that everyone is a citizen and we will work to enable them to make a positive contribution to their community. We focus on the needs of the person and we connect to meet those needs.
Asset and strength-based
We look for opportunities even in adversity and believe all people have the ability and competence to achieve great things. We focus on skills and assets rather than deficits and barriers and we invest in the energy and enthusiasm of people.
The person using the system is in control. This is not just about choice but enabling them to understand they have agency to determine their own future. We always recognise people’s perspectives on the value held in their relationships and networks and we involve people with lived experience and people delivering the system in the on-going development of the system. We are intelligence-led, data driven and measure the difference we make and will intervene early where possible and recognise the safeguarding of the vulnerable is everyone’s business.