Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction – John F Kennedy
I’m a purposeful person. I’ve been guided and led by a deeper ‘why’ since I was young, and because of this, I’ve been able to identify and articulate the values that guide me and my decision making. This purpose is underpinned by a deep personal belief that everyone, regardless of their life experience, should have the opportunity to achieve a good life, and no one should have to do that alone.
In my May blog post, I remarked on the heroic efforts people living with disability face daily. Incredibly, they show us time and time again an extraordinary strength to persevere. They deserve, just like all of us, to have a team of supporters to walk alongside them. I know I would not be where I am today without the support and guidance of the caring people who have walked alongside me.
My own deeper purpose led me to create a business at Care Support Network that is driven by a single purpose: to provide support to people with disability within a trusted relationship, so they can achieve their life goals and be enabled to lead better lives.
Being a purpose driven business has made it so much easier to build a strong team culture that pushes us forward helping our staff to develop those trusting and respectful relationships with our clients. All our staff share a desire to support people living with disability to lead better lives. We are all connected to a shared purpose that guides us to not only care and support our clients but also to lift one another up – especially so in these difficult times.
Sharing a common purpose doesn’t mean we are all the same. In fact, the team at Care Support Network is very diverse. If you visit our office you might wonder how we could share anything in common. We have a richness of diversity that comes from having different backgrounds, different points of views and life experiences, and different ages, skills and abilities. Within that diversity exists an environment where people feel accepted and supported. And this is because our purpose and direction are fully understood and embraced by us all.
The world is constantly changing, and the current global pandemic is a stark reminder of this. Despite the current disruption to our daily lives, Care Support Network has maintained its strong connection to our purpose. We stay focussed on enabling people living with disability to lead better lives, by establishing respectful and trusted relationships and walking alongside those who deserve it most.
A shared purpose has helped us navigate this challenging time with our clients and with each other so much better and more smoothly. Care Support Network has reminded me, time and time again, that we are better together. In these uncertain times, may your work be driven by your purpose so you can, in the words of JFK, exercise courage and effort to create a better world, together.