Our Mission and Strategy
Our mission is to be the UK's leading charitable provider of support and services that enhance the health and well being of serving and retired Ambulance Services personnel, their families and dependents in times of crisis, bereavement and urgent need or when they feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Those who work or have worked in the Ambulance Services show commitment, courage, care and devotion to public service. The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC) is similarly committed to make a positive difference by supporting men and women in The Ambulance Services Community who dedicate their lives to supporting and saving ours.
As a charity TASC is committed to ensuring its work has maximum benefit for Ambulance Services personnel and their families. Every initiative we fund or plan to fund is part of the overall strategy aimed at achieving the goals as quickly as we can.
The implementation of our strategy is based on the following key principles:
- The help and support TASC gives is relevant and vital.
- Creating an environment in the UK that facilitates rapid translation of support and ideas to the provision of vital help and services to benefit members of the ambulance community and their families and dependents in time of difficulty or urgent need.
- Encouraging involvement in supporting The Ambulance Services Charity.
- Working collaboratively where appropriate to ensure the delivery of our mission and charitable objectives.
We aim to do this by:
- Providing prompt, confidential, respectful and practical support to Ambulance Services personnel, their families and dependents in time of difficulty or urgent need or where they feel they have nowhere else to turn.
- Working in partnership with others to offer relevant and appropriate advice and support for serving and former Ambulance Services personnel living with disabilities or injuries, and help with more regular support when ill health, injury, stress or lack of income causes real hardship or difficulty.
- Providing strategic leadership and facilitate collaboration when needed and to campaign for better treatment and support in times of need or difficulty for serving and retired Ambulance Services personnel and their families and dependents.
- Educating and working in partnership with others to inform the general public, other stakeholders and health professionals of the work of members of the Ambulance Services and the challenges facing them whilst on duty and in retirement.
- Supporting educational training and development.
- Providing a platform of representation.