ARK are committed to providing person-centred care for our supported people and we also take a person-centred approach to our staff. We want to make our entire staff feel supported in the same way we ask them to support our service users.
Therefore, we want to give a service to each person that:
And we want staff to:
We all require some help and support to meet our needs. ARK recognises that vulnerable groups in our society may need more support and need that support for longer in order to meet their aspirations.
ARK exists to provide that support by:
ARK believes that everyone has gifts and talents to contribute to both their own and the common good. We also believe that everyone has a broadly similar set of needs.
As well as meeting basic physical needs such as safety, food, sleep, housing and warmth, we believe it is important that these other social and emotional needs (known as John O’Brien’s five service accomplishments) are also met:
ARK will use O’Brien’s five accomplishments as a yardstick to: