Encompass Southwest is an independent charity that provides a range of advice, information and support services in communities across the south west of England, with a strong focus on work in rural/rural remote settlements. Our work concentrates on financial inclusion, housing and homelessness.
To develop a network of community based projects across ESW’s areas of benefit that provide high quality, holistic advice, support and information services tailored to meet individual needs.
To ensure that our services are accessible, community sensitive, discreet, non-judgemental and free from discrimination.
To work closely with our clients to identify the underlying problems, helping to support the overall aim of our involvement.
To build strong, collaborative partnerships that strengthen communities and empower people to bring about positive changes to their lives.
To ensure that service users, communities and stakeholders are involved in the design delivery and improvement of our services.
To use our experience, knowledge and social policy information to inform the public about the effects of poverty and homelessness, improve good practice and influence public policies.