Outcome Focused: Clearly understanding what we are trying to achieve and ensuring all projects combine to work towards the same overall outcomes.
Inclusive: Embracing the diverse multicultural nature of and creativity within communities in the inner city.
Faith based, not faith biased: We are a Christian charity, working equally with young people and families of all faiths and none.
Relevant: We listen to young people and their communities. We don’t look to bring about positive change by ‘doing it to or for them’ instead we strive to ‘do it with them’.
Innovative & Effective: We are always seeking new and creative approaches in our work with young people, whilst remaining committed to high quality, effectiveness and excellence.
Collaborative: XLP’s foundation is relational and to this end we are firmly grounded in local relationships and partnerships. Where possible we also work in collaboration with local councils, schools, police, churches, community groups, volunteers and other agencies.
Sustainable: Recognising that tackling these issues is not a knee jerk exercise; work needs to be sustainable and long term.
Holistic: Working with young people in multiple contexts in order to meet a complex combination of needs; in their school, family and local area.