Acting on our values
Quakers believe that their faith should translate into action. This is what compelled our founders to give direct support to individuals, families and communities living with the appalling poverty of the Victorian East End of London.
Society has changed since then and the testimonies which Quakers use as guidance and inspiration to live out their faith have evolved in response. Today they focus on peace, equality, truth and simplicity.
An independent charity
Quaker Social Action is not a religious organisation but an independent charity. Our services are open to all. Our staff, volunteers and trustee board do include Quakers, but also reflect the diversity of our society today. Whatever our own backgrounds, these Quaker values and powerful testimonies resonate with every one of us.
Together with our own beliefs and experiences they guide us to deliver our services with compassion and dignity. We recognise each person's potential and respect their individual experiences and choices.
Supported by Friends
We are proud to the be the charity of choice for Quaker meetings across the country who value our reflective approach to work that is simple and effective. In our most recent survey of over 200 Quaker supporters, one friend explained why they entrusted their donations to Quaker Social Action:
Because you are a small outfit, thoroughly accountable, feet on the ground, yet brilliantly innovative.
Quaker supporter and donor