Our Values

  • Well-being. Shalom means that everyone has enough food to eat, clothes to wear, physical health, a home to live in, a job to be able to provide for themselves and others; everything that makes for wholesome human life - a strong sense of personal fulfilment, a feeling of security and have a deep sense of dignity. We all must have sufficient, succeed and be safe; want and failure are not shalom. Shalom requires that we strive to meet these needs.
  • Justice. Shalom means there must be social justice, positive human relationships as they should be – personal, local or global. The biblical understanding of ‘justice’ is the process ‘to put everything right’. Sometimes our already difficult circumstances are exacerbated by a breakdown in relationships at multiple levels, with families, authorities and therefore society in general and sometimes even among peers. Motivated by this we work to put things right.
  • Integrity. Shalom means that each person is upright and truthful, dependable, honest and just. They display the moral and spiritual qualities of wisdom and maturity. We all experience brokenness in this world which frequently leads to developing negative self-image. This low self-esteem fragments us emotionally and spiritually and affects our sense of self-worth. It damages our core integrity. Inspired by this shalom imperative we work to make a significant contribution in changing this, helping people to transform their view of themselves and enabling them to make a valued contribution to their wider world.
  • Character Formation.  Character is a set of personal traits that produce specific moral emotions, inform motivation and guide conduct. We believe that positive Character Formation is essential in opening opportunities and achievements in life.  We all need to learn and wrestle with what is ethically important and how to act for the right reasons.  Positive decisions flow from good character strengths.  Rather than programming citizens, this is about helping people make good, transformative choices.
  • Positive Change. While we seek the positive gifts and value in each other, we also recognise that there is much in our lives that could be better.  Experiencing Shalom is about experiencing positive change in our physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, relational and social worlds and in our communities.  Worth Unlimited seeks to encourage that journey through a transformative process for all.
  • Right Relationships.  Having right relationships with those around you is at the heart of wellbeing and the vision of Shalom. Worth Unlimited will seek to ensure that relationships internally in the organisation are well, and encourage those who access our services to work at developing and mending positive relationships.
  • Accountability. Worth Unlimited will seek to be characterised by relationships and structures that enable professional and financial accountability. This will include accountability to the people we work with, our funders and partners through their active participation in all that Worth Unlimited seeks to do.
  • Excellence. Worth Unlimited will seek to be characterised by good practice and policy, consistent with its foundational principles within relevant legislation with reference to accepted professional standards.
  • Creativity. Worth Unlimited will seek to provide creative and innovative solutions to the issues surrounding people who experience exclusion and disadvantage.
  • Equality. Worth Unlimited will foster equality of opportunity in all aspects of the organisations work.
  • Participation. Worth Unlimited will be proactive in enabling people and local communities to be represented and participate in decision making at all levels of the organisation.