Who we are Values and policies Our Values We are one of the most locally connected charities in the UK. We work through the Church of England’s network of over 12,000 parishes, which provide unique access deep into local communities. Our networks include local churches, other faith-based organisations and secular organisations. We are inclusive – we work with people as we find them. We encourage aspiration, personal action, personal resilience and relationships between people and communities which enhance mutually positive regard. We believe that all people are made free and equal and we champion that cause. We are relational – we work with others by building trust and respect. We believe that meaningful relationships are the basis of real and sustainable change and this is central to everything we do. We work to inspire, inform and support others and we do this the through quality of the connections we build. We are effective – where lives and communities are blighted by poverty, poor relationships or community tensions, we want to help bring about positive change. We are oriented towards finding solutions and bringing about lasting change by working through our relational partnerships. These values come from our Christian foundations through which we have a desire to see real change in human lives and in our country.