New values on the horizon for ELCAP

A new set of values is on the horizon for ELCAP as the charity sets out its stall on the behaviours it expects, at individual, team and organisational levels.

Following an extensive consultation exercise involving the families of the individuals ELCAP supports and staff, the organisation is due to embark on the final – and most important – stage of the process.

ELCAP Chief Executive, Paul White, said:

“We have produced draft values which we think are in the right territory, but we need to put them to the test with the people we support.  We’ll be asking if we’ve got our new values right, as well as seeking views on which values matter most.

It has taken longer than we would have liked to get to this stage – the COVID-19 pandemic has made our consultation more challenging – but it’s important that we take the time to ensure our values reflect what really matters to ELCAP.”

Reflecting on the significance of values, White said:

“Values are the beliefs and views that we hold on what is right or wrong.  They apply to all aspects of life and influence how we behave in a range of situations.

The individuals we support and their families place a great deal of trust in our charity.  We want them to have confidence in us, as individual staff members and as an organisation.  By having the right values and living by them, we can provide the people we work with, our funders and the general public with the assurance they require.”

ELCAP expects to announce its new values in Spring 2022.  When agreed, they will guide all aspects of ELCAP’s work, including recruitment, service delivery and staff appraisal.