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Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision is to inspiring every person in Brighton to discover his/her power to make a difference.

Mission Statement - Acorn is a not for profit organisation which unlocks employment opportunities for people who have experienced barriers to employment.

Our Values:

We treat others as we would like to be treated

We seek to understand other perspectives and put shared interests above any individual or team.

We encourage each other

We provide honest and constructive feedback

We don’t criticise or ‘bad mouth’ people behind their back.

We seek out the very best for those around us and will always ‘go the extra mile’ to help

We provide clear goals and boundaries for those we supervise

We don’t accept unreasonable behaviour but we do forgive those who have wronged us and don’t bear grudges

We don’t blame, but we do learn from our mistakes and those of others.

We do and say the right thing

We challenge things we believe to be wrong and are open to challenge from others too

We live out our principles in the way we do business

We proactively communicate openly and honestly with each other.

We value difference and embrace diversity

We accommodate diversity in our communication, our buildings, and our actions

We treat each other as individuals of equal value

We challenge prejudice, and accept appropriate challenge from others.

We have high aspirations and standards, and we learn from our mistakes

We work hard and refuse to accept mediocrity

We present positive role models

We take pride in our work and that of our team

We recruit great staff and help each other to develop

We are always looking for ways to make things better.

We are grateful for what we have in our lives and we are happy to express gratitude and appreciation for each other

We pitch up with a smile on our face and we enjoy our time together

We laugh often and give out a positive energy.

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