Positive Futures for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition - working together to achieve dreams and transform lives.
The values that make us unique:
- We put the people we support first – always
Everything we do is about supporting people with a learning disability to live better lives. Volunteer, support worker, admin team member or manager - the key issue for each of us is what benefit do we bring to the people we support.
- We see possibilities and opportunities
We focus on the unique worth of each person. We celebrate people’s gifts and talents and find solutions rather than just see problems.
- We challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to lead the way
If we believe that something is wrong or could have a negative impact on people with a learning disability and their families we aren’t afraid to stand up and be counted and show how other ways of doing things are more effective.
- We look for new, creative, better ways to do things
We don’t allow ourselves to do things just because that’s the way they have always been done. We regularly review what we do and strive to make positive changes.
- We aim for excellence
Good enough is not good enough for us, or the people we support. We believe that people with a learning disability and their families deserve the very best support.
- We don’t give up – if it needs to be done, we believe it can and will be done
Finding the very best way of doing things can sometimes take time. We don’t give up just because it’s a challenge. We are determined to find the right way to get the job done.
- We are accountable and realistic
We answer to the people we support and the people who fund our services. Our promise is to deliver on things that we know can be achieved.
- We can show that a small investment in our community-based approaches saves considerable money in the long-run
Prevention is always the best approach. Helping people to live their “dreams” like anyone else is better, and more cost effective, than complex solutions seeking to fix “problems” after they arise.
- We can prove that our services make a big difference in people’s lives
We evidence how our support has a positive impact on peoples’ lives. We provide opportunities for the people we support to tell their stories and share learning with colleagues.
- We welcome helpful feedback
We ask for regular feedback from the people we support, families and other stakeholders and take action in response to this.
- We believe in the value of partnership working and proactively seek out partnerships
We know our strengths but understand that we can also get better results when working in partnership with colleagues from other organisations.
Positive Futures: Achieving Dreams. Transforming Lives. CLG.
Registered in Dublin, Ireland: 566738 Charity Registration Number: 20106348 Trading as Positive Futures.
57 Clontarf Road
Tel: +353 (0)1 853 7315