We celebrate the potential in people
Depaul works to empower people affected by homelessness to make decisions, set goals, take risks and learn from their mistakes. We work with the most excluded people and treat all who use our services with respect – acting only after consulting with them. We believe in a culture of volunteering and provide a way for volunteers to express their care and compassion. Our staff and volunteers are vital in achieving our mission. We are equally committed to developing their skills and unlocking the full potential of our service users.
We put our words into action
What we do matters more than what we say. We put our words into action: our reputation depends on it. However, we also strive to influence others through having a strong public profile. Depaul is committed to finding new ways of tackling the problems faced by homeless people. This innovation and entrepreneurship means listening to service users, volunteers and staff and acting on their ideas. We take risks in working with people affected by homelessness who sometimes have challenging behaviour.
We take a wider role in civil society
We are an authoritative voice on homelessness, working in partnership with government, local authorities, the private sector, churches and other voluntary agencies. Together we achieve the best possible outcome for homeless people. Depaul strives to be open and accountable to our staff, volunteers, service users and funders. We believe in justice for all – through influencing structural change in society and supporting individuals. We take a worldwide perspective and are committed to building global networks to support those affected by homelessness.
We believe in rights and responsibilities
Depaul believes that people have fundamental rights as humans and within the law. These rights must be upheld and safeguarded. Rights come with responsibilities and a duty to consider others. Rights and responsibilities extend equally to our organisation, staff, volunteers and those affected by homelessness who use our services. Our supporters and funders have a right to expect a consistently high level of service and integrity. We are committed to delivering it.