Our Ethos

A Way Out is a charity founded upon a Christian vision and is driven by Christian values. We do not expect all staff and volunteers to subscribe to the Christian faith, but to understand and acknowledge the Christian values which are at the heart of A Way Out…

We believe in the power of prayer and faith in our work amongst the most marginalised.  Hope gives us a vision of a changed life.  Faith helps us believe for it. We welcome staffvolunteers, supporters and service users from all faiths and denominations and those who are agnostic or atheist.  We do not expect anyone at A Way Out to subscribe to the Christian faith, but to understand and acknowledge our values.

What do we mean by Christian values?


From its early beginnings the Church and later many Christian organisations have tried to reflect Jesus’ concern for the poor and marginalised.  It is this which is the basis of A Way Out’s thinking and actions as an organisation. Love, compassion and  truth are values which the organisation seeks to demonstrate along with  a willingness to go the extra mile.

We acknowledge that these values of Love, Justice, Compassion, Truth and a willingness to see things through, are not exclusively Christian values, although in the case of A Way Out they are seen as values demonstrated by Christ, therefore we recruit and are glad to embrace those of other faiths or no faith, provided they are willing to practise these values and understand that A Way Out is organisation founded on a Christian ethos and driven by Christian values.