The hostile environment is inhumane.
Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ is unjust and inhumane. People seeking safety in the UK do not have the right to work and are forced to live on £5.39 a day, for anywhere from one year to 20 years. Many are detained or deported without warning and without fair trial. This is unacceptable.
We work with compassion, extending genuine welcome by working to support those affected by the hostile environment in the most ambitious way possible under current legal restrictions. We are also actively involved in campaigning for a fairer, more just system.
Women seeking safety deserve better.
Additional gender-specific support is vital to address the specific experiences of women seeking asylum in the UK. Far too many opportunities and services are inaccessible to women because they do not take into account childcare responsibilities, are not trauma informed or fail to consider other gender-related barriers. We believe women deserve better and we are determined to design our services to be accessible to as many women as possible.
A connected society is a stronger (and kinder) one.
Connecting communities is at the heart of changing attitudes. We strive to connect people who would not otherwise meet or exchange, enabling deep, meaningful relationship based on mutual trust, respect and understanding. We want to build a more connected, compassionate society.
The best solutions are designed with and by, not for, people.
All of our programmes, events and activities have been, and continue to be, shaped by the people who benefit from them. We believe this is what makes them so effective and enjoyable!
Everyone should have the chance to experience joy.
Creating and facilitating relationships and moments of joy is at the heart of everything we do. Because everyone deserves - and needs - to feel joy.
Business and social impact are not mutually exclusive.
We are a social enterprise, not a charity. We believe that social enterprises can be more agile in their responses to social issues and their pursuit of social impact. Unlike a ‘normal’ business, we are regulated by the C.I.C (Community Interest Company) Regulator and Company’s House and have an asset lock, meaning we will never take profit out of the company.