About ACT

Our vision

Transformed lives and communities giving living witness to justice, dignity and hope.

Our mission

In relationships of interdependence, ACT brings together diverse perspectives and resources to catalyse community-level efforts to combat poverty in all its forms.


We believe that people, who have a disability, are financially disadvantaged, in prison or marginalised by society, need to be affirmed. We value their knowledge, experience and contributions. This motivates, builds self-confidence and empowers them to transform their lives.

We believe that participation in decision making, goal setting and planning, will increase peoples ownership and commitment. We therefore make the decisions as close as possible to the people who are directly involved.

We believe that in selfless service we go a little further, endure a little longer and look a little closer at the people we serve. We do not seek recognition, but rather a commitment to put the welfare of others first.

We believe that integrity is lived out by doing what is right, both legally and morally. We want to build trust in our relationships by following moral principles, being wholehearted and honouring our commitments.