What we do

Sadaya seeks to serve and support veterans – former and retired members of the UK armed forces, police, fire services, Merchant Navy or other emergency services and their families. The word Sadaya is Hindi and means humane.

One of the retreats
Veterans on one of the retreats

Aims

– The advancement of health and wellbeing of veterans particularly those who have suffered detriment as a result of their service. With a particular focus on peer support and techniques of psychological self support.
– The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for veterans
– To offer support by veterans, to veterans and their families and to advance health their health and wellbeing through that activity.
Sadaya also seeks to identify and offer a range of training and development opportunities to community members and volunteers as an integral part of the community development approach we use.

Our Values

These values guide the activities and actions of the Sadaya. They demonstrate our belief that the manner in which we work must be purposeful and have at its heart the community we seek to serve and support.
At Sadaya, we value:
Community – we value the richness of shared learning, experience and opportunity that communities connecting together can bring – we believe in working alongside the community we seek to serve and support in a way that reflects this belief and reflects their concerns, needs and interests.

Empowerment – we seek to support people to find the right solutions to the problems that they face and empower them to live a better quality of life.

Inclusiveness – we respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Participation – we value and recognise the contribution of volunteers within organisations and communities.

Accountability – we believe in doing things right, having the right data, systems, policies and procedures in place, adhering to set standards and taking responsibility for our actions.

Integrity – we believe in pursuing honourable initiatives and conducting our business in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical.

Openness – we are committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration.

Excellence – we strive for excellence by continuous improvement.

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