Supporting people with quality care and Christian love
Vision & Values
Our vision is for the South Canterbury community to be strong, vibrant, safe and healthy. This vision will be achieved when children, young people, families and adults regardless of age live a safe, productive and meaningful life built on mutual respect and trust, clear in the knowledge that people will work together to support each other and reach their full potential.
We aim to be one of South Canterbury’s leading providers of social services and we will work tirelessly to achieve our mission and vision which are the foundation stones of our recognized philosophies:
- “The Eden Alternative” for residential services and
- “Powerful Families” for children, young persons, adults and their family’s services
- Restorative focus for Community Based Services
THE Eden Alternative Philosophy focuses our work in residential care on the elimination of loneliness, helplessness and boredom from the lives of people, both young and old by helping to create a community where residents can live empowered, meaningful and spontaneous lives through close and continuing contact with people, plants, animals and children. While our aligned “Powerful Families” philosophy guides Family Works to deliver services based on the understanding that we want all children, adults and families to flourish, so we work to support them and to champion their cause in our communities.
The organization contains a number of services within the overall suite of services that are not accredited against the Eden Alternative or Powerful Families philosophy principles. However, it is recognized that the core driver of all of our services is the empowerment of clients and residents to live safe, productive and meaningful lives, regardless of which services they choose. It is this focus that provides the consistency across philosophies and services and the alignment with our mission and vision.
The core values and beliefs that underpin our work and service to the people of South Canterbury derive from our history and heritage – “Supporting people with quality care and Christian love”. We believe in:
We also believe that all people who choose Presbyterian Support South Canterbury services are entitled to expect support that is professional, best practice and appropriately person-centered within an environment that promotes independence and choice as a fundamental right.