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Our Vision, Values and Objectives

Our vision is "Improved lives and optimistic futures for people affected by mental health and substance misuse problems".

We employ over 4,850 members of staff. Our staff support our vision by delivering high quality care that promotes recovery and achieves excellent outcomes.

Our vision is supported by six strategic objectives:

  • To promote recovery by providing high quality care and delivering excellent outcomes
  • To work with service users and carers to achieve their goals
  • To engage in effective partnership working
  • To invest in our environments
  • To enable staff to reach their potential and innovate
  • To achieve sustainable financial strength and be well-governed

Our Values

Our new Trust values were launched in September 2017 following extensive engagement with service users, carers, staff and governors.

The following values and behaviours were selected following consultation events and online voting:

We inspire hope

  • Having a positive outlook on the future ahead
  • Celebrating achievements, no matter how small
  • Staying resilient and optimistic
  • Enabling people to reach their full potential
  • Being a positive role model

We work together

  • Empowering service users to make informed choices
  • Working together to provide seamless services
  • Lending a hand to a colleague who needs it
  • Setting and maintaining high standards
  • Supporting each other to recognise our strengths

We are open and honest

  • Acting with integrity and honesty
  • Apologising if we are wrong or if we let you down
  • Continually learning to improve
  • Doing what we say we will do
  • Building a trusting relationship

We are caring and compassionate

  • Showing empathy and understanding to all
  • Treating service users, their families and each other with kindness
  • Doing the little things that make a difference
  • Taking time to engage, support, listen and act
  • Putting ourselves in your shoes

We value and respect

  • Seeing the individual in everyone
  • Valuing individuality and diversity
  • Respecting different people’s needs, aspirations and priorities
  • Being considerate and respecting each other
  • Challenging behaviour that does not fit with our values

Recognising the diversity of our organisation, both in terms of services provided and geography, our values and over-arching vision have been key to establishing a shared sense of purpose.

You can find out more on our vision, values and objectives in our Annual Report 2017/18 and  Quality Account Report 2017/18

In our recent CQC inspection, the CQC found that ‘the Trust was meeting their values and objectives and this was reflected in the delivery of high quality care and excellent partnership working’. Staff were also found to ‘know the Trust vision and values and their importance in the work of the Trust.’

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