MSH MISSION STATEMENT
To Support the Homeless through Provision of Temporary Accommodation, Assistance and Capacity Building towards the Betterment of the Individual
- The provision of safe accommodation and support to homeless men in accordance with the ethos of Christian belief & practice.
- To achieve a broader range of opportunities to assist rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless men to facilitate independent living.
- To facilitate resettlement.
- To maximise the use of resources in the delivery of the MSH Mission Statement.
- To operate in accordance with the ethos of the Legion of Mary.
- To maintain Charitable status.
In delivering our mission we believe:
- In the value, worth and dignity of residents.
- That given the right opportunities, motivation and role models, change is possible.
- That empowerment of residents so that they can increase their knowledge, skills and their sense of control over their lives.
- That residents are responsible for their actions and must ultimately take responsibility for themselves.
- That resident input is essential to the improvement of our services.
- That working in partnership with other agencies promotes good practice and exchange of ideas, to benefit our residents and staff.
- It is essential that staff team support each other and that they accept the responsibility to provide as high a level of service as possible to residents.
- All are to be treated equally and fairly regardless of religion, age, sexual orientation, race, disability or opinion and a non judgemental approach will be promoted.
- All residents are to have an assessment of their needs and risk from referral point onwards. The aim is to identify needs / risks at the earliest point and to tackle these via the support / risk planning process.
- That assessment is person centred and places residents’ views at the centre recognising the residents as expert in their own needs and risks.
- Assessment of needs/risks is systematic and dynamic and responds to incidents and events.
- Service provision takes account of all care and support services (or individuals) involved with the residents and uses a partnership model of working to identify, assess and address resident needs and risks.
- The diversity of residents will be recognised and respected in terms of cultural, religious and lifestyle needs.
- Using a harm reduction approach, we work constructively with risk and will seek to enable residents to manage their risks and increase their independence.
- The process and logic for assessments will be transparent and explained to residents.