Our vision, mission & values

Somerset Partnership has developed a mission statement, a vision and a set of values developed with staff to represent the ambition of the Trust as Somerset’s main provider of community and mental health services.

The mission for an organisation is a statement of its core purpose – what it is the organisation is there to do. Our mission at Somerset Partnership is: 

Caring for you in the heart of the community

This captures our aim to deliver care that is personal to the individual as close as possible to where they live – in local communities and in patients’ own homes – and for our staff who deliver those services to be caring and compassionate.

The vision for the organisation is a statement of where we want to be – what the Trust should look like – in the near future. The vision for Somerset Partnership is :

We will be the leading provider of community-based health and social care

This captures our belief that more care should be available outside of acute hospital settings and in local communities and that we can develop our organisation to be the patients’ – and commissioners’ – first choice to provide those services.

The mission and vision for an organisation are supported by its values – timeless guiding principles that set out how we would expect each other to behave towards our patients and their carers and how we would expect to behave towards each other. We have worked closely with staff in developing these values to make sure we capture the compassion and commitment staff show their patients and give everybody the opportunity to have their say.

Our values

These are the values that will guide everything that we do and how we behave towards our patients, their families, carers and our colleagues

Our values and behaviours

You can download a pdf version of Our Values and Behaviours here.