Forth Valley Welcome originated in Stirling as Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary but, from the beginning, we anticipated actively supporting Syrian Refugees who have been re-settled in Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire and being in close contact with other Refugee Support groups throughout the Forth Valley as well as being involved at national level. We changed our name at the end of March 2018 to reflect the facts. Only the name has changed. Our Constitution and Charity number remain the same.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We are welcoming to people seeking sanctuary and support them towards a settled future within our communities.
To enable families to be welcomed and build their own networks and to become integrated within our communities.
To work in partnership with stakeholders to provide support towards education, language learning and employment.
To advocate on behalf of people seeking sanctuary for provision of comprehensive local and national services that meet their needs.
Compassion: We show concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others.
Integrity: We believe in the importance of being honest, truthful and consistent in all our activities.
Respect: We show due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
Inclusion: We actively seek to welcome and include those of diverse beliefs and backgrounds.
Fairness: We strive to be impartial in our actions and deliver services without favouritism or discrimination.