“Speak up for the people who have no voice,
For the rights of the down-and-outers!
Speak out for justice, stand up for the poor and destitute!”
Proverbs 31: 8-9
The values of the Big Help Project are:
Partnership - no more working in silos. The need is so great and resources comparatively few. The Big Help Project will always seek to work together for the good of others.
Dignity - people are not just a statistic or a problem waiting to be solved. They are human beings, made in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity.
Respect - everyone has their own story and unique contribution they can make to society. They have hopes, ambitions and dreams for the future that need to be respected, nurtured and encouraged.
Empowerment - not just doing things for people but enabling people to do things for themselves. Individuals often hold the key to their own destiny.
Integrity - trust is earned slowly but lost quickly. Being honest and trustworthy in all dealings with clients, stakeholders and partners is not an optional extra but essential to the work of the Big Help Project.
Accountability - it is not enough to do the right thing, one must be seen to be doing the right thing. This means accountability to umbrella organisations such as the Charity Commission, to governmental structures such as trustees and senior management, and to stakeholders such as funders and other partners.
Making a difference - there is a lot of talk in the world but not always much action. The Big Help Project will work to ensure that everything it does has a long-lasting effect upon those it seeks to support.