Vision & Mission

Our Vision is of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Our Mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.




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 people experiencing homelessness. 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 people experiencing homelessness. 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.

By Donating
You can provide five young people at risk of homelessness our toolkit for families, helping to reduce conflict at home, and providing vital information about staying safe online
You can supply books and toys for a young mum in one of our services to support their baby’s development
You can provide young people with a range of equipment, board games and activities that will help with their mental and physical wellbeing while in our supported accommodation