Our purpose and core beliefs lead to a number of values that are central to everything we do.
Our Purpose Redwoods is established for the provision of care and support for those in need. This is as an expression of Christian faith in action. Primarily this will be care and support, in a variety of settings, for adults with Learning Disabilities, but may include any vulnerable group of people as the Directors see fit.
Our Mission is to demonstrate God’s heart of love and His care to people who are vulnerable, particularly as a result of learning disabilities.
Our vision is that, through God’s love, vulnerable people across Scotland will accomplish their dreams, reach their potential and live life to the fullest extent possible. As we expose people to the Father heart of God, their lives will be transformed and they will live life to the full. [John 10:10].
Our Core Beliefs Redwoods is a Christian organisation. We desire to express God’s love to all those with whom we come into contact and, as staff, to reflect this love in our relationships with each other. Our motivation is rooted in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Our faith produces a distinctive heart attitude of love. In Redwoods we believe that:
what the Bible says is true;
God is the Creator;
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
God wants to bring people into relationship with Him;
God is Love and loves people unconditionally; everyone is of equal worth in His sight;
God became human in the person of Jesus who died, rose again and has the power to save, transform lives and heal; and
God is active today and works through people.
As we seek to fulfil our mission and realise our vision in line with our core beliefs, we will maintain an organisational culture based on what we value most:
Our Values FAITH Our Christian faith in action is expressed by:
creating a safe, welcoming approach and atmosphere where the love of Father God is demonstrated
reflecting God’s love to all the people we support, our colleagues and those with whom we have contact
maintaining a high level of faith to see God move, heal and transform lives
evaluating everything we do in line with our mission, vision, beliefs and values
PEOPLE We will ensure that the people we support:
know that they are totally accepted for who they are regardless of faith or none
are listened to, paid attention and treated with dignity and respect;
determine, or are involved in determining, their own care, support and lifestyle
feel secure, confident and able to express themselves
maintain and strengthen links with their family, friends and carers, recognising their importance in shaping the care and support we provide
are increasingly able to engage and participate in their community
are increasingly involved in the life of Redwoods as a whole
We support staff to:
embrace and uphold the purpose, vision and values of Redwoods
recognise that each member of staff makes a valuable contribution to providing quality person-centred care
contribute to the development of Redwoods as a whole
We recognise, value and deeply appreciate all our staff and volunteers as our most important asset. Their commitment to fulfilling our Purpose and upholding our Beliefs and Values are second to none.
EXCELLENCE We are committed to:
ongoing development of our person-centred services to improve the care and support offered
pursuing the highest standards of care and support and aim to exceed expectations.
ongoing staff development and training.
PARTNERSHIP We will work in partnership and consultation with other professionals and like-minded organisations to enhance the quality of life and support for people in Redwoods.
THE REDWOODS CARING FOUNDATION KIRK FARM HOUSE 6 LASSWADE ROAD EDINBURGH EH16 6RZ