Our Mission: Vision & Values

Vision


The vision of Avonmouth Community Centre Association is:

That all residents living in the Bristol ward of Avonmouth enjoy a high quality of life, are able to achieve their economic, social and educational goals, and are part of a strong, prosperous and caring local community.

Mission

In order to achieve its vision, ACCA has as its mission:

To manage a community building which provides high quality facilities and a range of activities, that is accessible to all sections of the local community. 

To continuously develop and update the building, to meet the changing needs and expectations of the community, both now and in the future.

To provide accommodation for local community groups and public sector organisations in order to enhance local services for residents, particularly for those people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or who face difficulties accessing provision appropriate to their particular needs and circumstances.

To develop activities that increase participation in civic life, including through providing local residents with opportunities for self-development, volunteering and involvement in local decision-making.


Values

ACCA operate within the following values:

  • Equal Opportunities - As both a service provider and employer, ACCA promotes equality of opportunity and believes in challenging discrimination of all kinds.
  • Community Cohesion – ACCA is committed to helping create a strong and prosperous community in which individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs are able to develop mutual understanding and respect.
  • Democracy and Accountability – ACCA is a membership organisation and its management committee is accountable to the community through open meetings and the annual election of its officers. It regularly communicates with and consults all sectors of the community, to ensure that its planning and decision making continues to reflect locally identified priorities.
  • Partnership Working - ACCA believes that collaboration with voluntary and community groups, public sector bodies and private sector businesses improves its ability to enhance resources and deliver better services.
  • Independence and Financial Sustainability - ACCA recognises that it is in the best interests of the communities it serves for it to plan for a financially sustainable future based on sound management, cost effectiveness and increasing its own income generation.
  • Environmental Sustainability – ACCA will meet the challenge of climate change through adopting good environmental practices, and promoting all aspects of environmental sustainability throughout all its operations.