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Vision, Mission and Values


Our Vision

We live and proclaim the healing touch of God's love. We invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity.

In practice, we advocate for the most equitable system of disability support possible, both within the service itself and throughout the sector. We constantly review and develop practices and policies so that they do not disenfranchise any person we support or staff member. We contribute to a different and better way of offering our service every day and in doing so recognise that our Vision remains at the forefront of any decision-making process.

Our Mission is then put into action through practice that is always motivated by our Vision. With our five core Values in place to guide us, our service is as contemporary as possible.

Our Mission

St John of God Accord continues the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

Like our Vision, our Mission and Values are part of all our endeavours. We encourage staff to view Accord as a community of people with a common purpose, providing respect, compassion, understanding and mutual support for one another.

Our Values

Our Values-based approach helps us know the Vision to grow our Mission. Like the burst open pomegranate (the symbol in our logo and an eloquent symbol of generosity), we are abundant in our self-giving for others. Through our service and our five core Values, we strive to help people come to fullness of life.

Hospitality

A welcoming openness to all; to the familiar and the mystery of self, people, ideals, experience, nature and to God.

Compassion

Feeling with another in their discomfort or suffering and striving to understand the other’s experience with a willingness to reach out.

Respect

An attitude treasuring the unique dignity of every person and recognising the sacredness of all creation.

Justice

A balanced and fair relationship with ourself, neighbour, all of creation and God.

Excellence

Giving the optimum standard of care and service within available resources.