Values and Policies

VALUES

Compassion

which means ‘suffering with’

Companionship

which means ‘breaking bread with’

Community

which means ‘being at one with’

Conversation

which means ‘living among, interacting with’

Contradiction

which means ‘to speak against’. We speak against dominant discourses that promote inequality, injustice and exploitation

POLICIES

Co-operation

We work with others who share our values.

We work on joint projects and co-production.

We avoid working with competitive and self-aggrandising individuals, organisations, statutory services or businesses,

We work with all who genuinely involved the voices of lived experience, all who work to sound the voices of the unheard. We will not work with anybody who has appropriated this policy for inauthentic, rhetorical and self-serving reasons.

Funding

We do not seek financial remuneration for our labour.

For specific project costs we welcome funding from whatever source provided it is not a harms industry, supporter or such industries, partner of such industries, nor investor in such industries.