Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

  • To help as many people as possible with, or affected by, cancer cope with their situation by providing them with a range of high quality support services including: complementary therapies, counselling, support groups and other therapeutic activities, in a caring, friendly and supportive environment
  • To ensure that as many who might need our support know about us and are encouraged to contact us and benefit from all the help we can provide

Our Values

  • The welfare of our members is our paramount consideration and this reflects itself in everything we do. As a progressive organisation we will always develop and adapt to the needs of our members
  • We are inclusive, everyone is welcome and nobody is discriminated against
  • We treat everyone with dignity and their views and choices are respected
  • We aim for the highest standards in everything we do; our therapies and counselling are delivered by professionally qualified practitioners
  • We maintain confidentiality at all times

Our Objectives and Plans

Our Key Objectives

  • To offer an unrivalled service to our area and increase the number of members we attract and are able to support
  • To develop and improve the range of services and support we offer
  • To extend the reach of our services
  • To develop and support staff and volunteers through training where required to ensure our services operate to the highest standards
  • To achieve and prudently manage the income necessary to achieve these objectives

Our Plans

  • To review, develop and improve the range of services offered at our Purley Centre, Croydon University Hospital and the Croydon Wellness Centre
  • To align our services with the area’s diverse community
  • To increase our out-reach services and capability
  • To engage with all GP’s and their hubs, hospital staff, CCG Boards, SW London Partnership, SLAM, Healthwatch, Croydon Carers Centre, Social Prescribing Boards and all major health partners to improve their knowledge of our activities and support for patients
  • To work in collaboration with like-minded organisations, including Macmillan, Maggies, St Christopher’s Hospice, Duffus Cancer Foundation and Penny Brohn
  • To upgrade the Centre and its supporting infrastructure, including IT to improve our efficiency and service to members
  • To attract adequate funding by working closely with all existing sources. To develop new and sound relationships with business and the community
  • To maintain an effective marketing, public relations and social media programme to support our activities and build awareness of the Centre and its work