Who we are
Our vision is of a society that values young people, encourages their talents, ignites their passions and exceeds their hopes and expectations.
Doorstep exists to support young people to lead an independent and settled way of life.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes Area Doorstep is a registered charity (Charity registration number 702881) and a Company Ltd by Guarantee (company registration number 2494315).
Doorstep is a voluntary sector not-for-profit organisation with a general membership and is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who are also the Directors of the Company. The Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Charity and ensuring it has the resources it needs and that it operates within a legal and policy framework.
The Board meets at least monthly to monitor the progress of the organisation; the day to day management of the organisation is delegated to the Senior Manager.
How we work
Doorstep is accredited as an ‘Investor in People’. This award recognises the standard of people management within our organisation to be able to achieve our objectives.
“The commitment and drive in living the values with integrated team working is excellent and reflected by everyone.”
Being open, truthful and realistic with people. Paying attention to young people when we are with them; hearing and prioritising their voices. Ensuring we live our values and live up to our reputation and to public perception.
Owning the situations that we’ve been a part of; taking responsibility for the outcome, whether it is good or bad; learning and moving forward from mistakes. Being consistent, dependable and trustworthy. Praising people for their efforts and achievements. Creating opportunities for people to take action and to lead. Taking responsibility for increasing own knowledge and learning.
Being fair and impartial trying to redress the inequalities that many young people experience or have come to expect; understanding that one size does not fit all. Respecting people’s feelings, wishes and rights.
Encouraging hope and aspirational thinking; starting with successes rather than past failures. Recognising the power of strengths, passions, and interests. Igniting sparks! Believing in young people and inspiring them to see possibilities for their future. Supporting young people through tough times to solve problems and reach their goals.
Making relationships central to absolutely everything. Making young people feel known and valued. Focussing on building positive, trusted relationships and community networks. Connecting with people and exposing them to new ideas, experiences, opportunities and places.
Expressing care, warmth and welcoming in our approach and in our actions. Showing young people we enjoy being with them and that they matter to us; validating lived experience. Helping people speak up for themselves and speaking up for those who can’t. Being prepared to get involved and to act.