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Purpose

To address the suffering in people and animals that have experienced trouble and distress.

Goals

To improve the lives of people and horses

Continually improve quality of what we do through innovation, review and research.

Make practices of HFH and Equine Assisted Therapy services more available

Our vision

To be a centre of excellence, open to learning, courageous in reimagining services, challenging convention and generous in sharing our learnings, in the provision of therapeutic services, research and training

We believe

We believe communities have responsibilities to ensure all its members, children, young people, adults and families are safe, thriving and hopeful.

We believe in innovation and creativity in service development and operation, informed by practice wisdom, research and sound theoretical and practice frameworks

We believe that people are the experts of their own lives.

We believe that all animals should be safe and have the opportunity to thrive

We believe in the value of bringing horses and people into interaction with each other in particular ways for the therapeutic benefit of both. As exampled by the Horses For Hope Equine Assisted Narrative Therapy program.     

Our Values

Respect:

  • We consult with, listen to, and work alongside children, young people adults and families and our actions will be informed by their views and needs
  • We provide an environment where honesty, trust, respect, congruence and patience are ever present.
  • We open our hearts to all people without exception.
  • We are open to listening to each other’s point of view.
  • We acknowledge the importance of each person’s heritage, traditions, identity, needs and aspirations.
  • We make our learnings available to others

Compassionate:

  • We are nurturing, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds.
  • We provide an environment that is safe for people and horses to learn and be challenged

Courage:

  • To be the best we can be.
  • To never give up and maintain hope.
  • To believe that change is possible.
  • To be prepared to question and challenge ourselves, and others, about the way things are done.
  • To advocate for change when the children and families with whom we work are not getting a ‘fair go’.

Working Together:

  • We expect that friendliness, support, humour and care are visible as we go about our work.
  • We work with our service users, each other and our colleagues to share knowledge, ideas, resources and skills.

Accountability:

  • We are responsible for our own actions.
  • We are prepared and able to explain why we do things.
  • We ask people what they think about what we do.
  • We ensure that all our resources and assets are used in the best possible way.
  • We recognise our responsibilities in our neighbourhoods and communities.