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We can do more together than apart. We try to work with many different churches and other organisations to provide the best service possible. We cannot do everything, and so we do what we believe God is asking us to do, learning from others and working together.
None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. We believe in giving second, third and fourth chances. This is for staff, volunteers and service users.
We want to be the best we can be. Being excellent honours God and everyone else that we work with. We invest in training, evaluation, honest feedback and we set challenging goals. However, we need to be careful that excellence is not set above care for people.
Our relationships with God and one another are important. Good relationships show that we care. We are not just doing a job but showing God’s love to people.
We want to aim high, and see failure as an important stepping stone to success
We have clear rules about how we work, in order to keep everyone safe and make the most of our resources.
We will keep checking that things are going to plan and make changes if needed.
We are in this for the long term. Better to build slow and steady than quickly but then have to stop as we cannot sustain the growth.
All aspects of our work are open and transparent. We can challenge each other and our decisions.
We will help anyone in need regardless of gender, age, ability, social status, sexual orientation, faith, ethnic group, language etc.
We are all made equal in the image of God. Everyone has equal worth and we will not show favouritism to one person over another.
We will work as a team, with trust and mutual respect, to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses and to encourage accountability.
We recognise that people also have social and spiritual needs, such as the need for friendship, hope for the future, work, family, etc. We can create opportunities for service-
We believe that God provides for all our needs and so we want to bless other organisations doing similar work.
Hospitality and Hope is a Christian faith based charity, started in 2002 which exists to help people who need support in South Tyneside. Our Christian faith is at the core of Hospitality and Hope. This means it affects:
What we do: All our projects start as a result of a clear sense of God’s guidance and direction discovered through the bible, prayer and research. We believe that God has specific things for us to do.
Why we do what we do: For many people working for Hospitality and Hope, it is more than just a job. It is serving Jesus. It is our faith in God that motivates us to care for people who need help.
How we express God’s love: We treat people well, with dignity and respect. Our values reflect God’s desire for integrity, accountability, inclusively and equality.
The way we work expresses our values. We want to copy Jesus in the way that we work at Hospitality and Hope. However we recognise that many of these values are not exclusive to the Christian faith and are shared by those with other faiths or none.