Quaker values guide us to deliver services with compassion and dignity.
Though we are an independent charity, our Quaker roots stretch back over 150 years, and continue to help guide our work:
- Equality and justice: our innovative projects promote the social justice of individuals facing the material, social and emotional toll of poverty.
- Truth and integrity: we speak truth to power when we know our unique knowledge and insights can have a wider impact to create positive systemic change.
- Simplicity and sustainability: we always seek to build simple, practical and innovative projects, whilst taking care of the environmental impact we leave behind.
We are people-led, bringing a holistic approach to our projects and respecting that people in poverty are the real poverty experts. We’re embedded in and respond to the changing needs of the community with pioneering new projects, such as the UK’s first supported housing project for young carers.
Quakers and QSA
We are an independent charity and our services are open to all. Our staff, volunteers and trustee board includes Quakers, but also reflects the diversity of our society today. Whatever our individual background, we are united by Quaker values to carry out our work with compassion and respect.
We are proud to be the charity of choice for Quaker meetings across the country who value our reflective approach to work that is simple and effective. In our most recent survey of over 200 Quaker supporters one donor explained why they entrusted their donations to Quaker Social Action:
"BECAUSE YOU ARE A SMALL OUTFIT, THOROUGHLY ACCOUNTABLE, FEET ON THE GROUND, YET BRILLIANTLY INNOVATIVE."