Finally in May 2011 The Well became an independent charity and a new era was launched. The Well decided to change its name to reflect the changes in the community that it serves, and so on the 10th May 2011 The Well, Multi-Cultural Advice Centre was officially born.
All the staff and volunteers of The Well are followers of Jesus and active members of their local churches. Our vision comes from the fact that “We believe God’s great plan is to bless all peoples of the earth through Jesus the Messiah. He calls His people into partnership with Himself in His purpose. In response, The Well seeks to be a blessing to our neighbours from all over the world.”
Our Values rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ are to:
– Treat others as we would like to be treated.
– Respect all service users regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, social, religious, or ethnic background.
– Value the contributions of all who support the work of The Well in any way.
– Embody the hope of transformation.
Our Aims are to:
- To show Christ’s love by providing a high quality & professional service:
- a place of welcome, hospitality and friendship.
- a safe place for people to discuss personal issues and be assured of confidentiality.
- To encourage & develop
- self-confidence & independence
- awareness of rights and responsibilities
- the affirmation of women and children
- To develop partnerships with other organisations and individuals who share a similar ethos.
- To help churches and other groups to reach out to their neighbours of diverse faiths and cultures.
- To facilitate conversations and enable mutual understanding and respect between people of diverse cultures, communities and faith groups.
- To seek the welfare and peace of our city, and challenge church and society on issues relating to social justice.
The Well was the pioneer for Strathclyde Police’s third party reporting scheme of race related crime.