ADS works with individuals, families and communities affected by addiction. By placing clients at the centre of our work and responding to need, we help to transform lives and promote change.
The way we all conduct ourselves expresses our values and is the very essence of what we do and how we approach our work. We always put the client first, involving clients at every level within the organisation whilst recognising that our work with clients cannot be delivered in isolation from the communities in which we operate.
We are a values-led organisation and these are our core values: -
Flexible and Responsive
The work of ADS requires flexibility. All our clients and staff are treated as individuals and support is personalised and tailored to meet their individual needs. We will work in partnership flexibly with a range of different agencies and communities in the interest of what works.
We are professional in everything we do and have a salaried and volunteer workforce with the skills, experience and support to deliver safe, effective and evidence based solutions to people affected by addictions and dependencies.
Building on our heritage we are always looking for innovative evidence based solutions to addictions and dependencies and to provide treatment that engages clients and delivers effective outcomes for all sectors of the community.
At ADS we genuinely understand and listen to the needs of our clients and staff creating a culture which enables everyone to reach their full potential.
Our whole approach is based on respect and equality. We value the views and dignity of others – those who use our services, our partners, staff, volunteers and all our other stakeholders.