We believe that homeless and marginalised individuals are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment – it is our vision to provide such an environment and meaningful activities which will help reverse the spiral of homelessness.
Our Mission Statement
To realise this vision, Doorway will strive to:-
- Provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment
- Train staff to engage with guests and form professional boundaried relationships
- Use these relationships to promote growth in guests’ self esteem, confidence and aspirations
- Provide information, support and, where necessary, practical help that will empower people to make and act on informed choices arrived at by themselves
- Provide activities within the centre which are likely to enhance guests’ skills and raise self-confidence as a first step towards changing their lives
- Encourage and empower guests to become involved in the running of the centre and in forums designed to give service users a voice
- Promote the needs of homeless and marginalised people locally by means of high quality PR, thereby helping to reduce discrimination towards them and influencing the local community to become more supportive and less judgemental
We accept diversity and individuality in all people.
We believe that no one should suffer oppression or lack of opportunity because of who they are, where they live, their disability, the way they look, their lifestyle, their background or their beliefs.
We believe that time should be given to working with people who wish to fulfil their personal potential and participate fully in society but find it difficult to do so for whatever reason.
The Day Centre is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in all areas of its business. It is our intention that no one should allow their conduct or decisions to be unfairly influenced by feelings about race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, family circumstances and personal connections, educational background, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, age, health, disability, religious or political connections and everyone should work to eliminate such influences.
Mutual respect and support for colleagues and for guests of the day centre are central to our values.