The Trustees have agreed the following Strategy statements for the charity:
VISION: What is our ambition for the BSA?
Our vision is a society where every person who stammers has as much chance of a full and rewarding life as anyone else.
MISSION: What are we going to do to achieve our vision?
We will achieve our vision by helping people who stammer in the following ways:
- Inspiring, encouraging, informing, advising and supporting all people who stammer
- Informing and educating the public and professionals
- Promoting and supporting self-help
- Supporting a culture of openness about stammering
- Working for wide access to therapy options
- Advising and supporting friends, family and colleagues of people who stammer
- Encouraging, collating, and commenting on research
- Lobbying in order to influence policy
- Sharing knowledge and new ideas
- Organising events.
Purpose and funding statement
The BSA is a registered charity which helps people who stammer. It helps by providing inspiration, encouragement, information, support and advice, funded through a mixture of trust grants, fundraising and donations.
In terms of dealing with our members, supporters, donors, beneficiaries, fellow charities, and other stakeholders, BSA aims to be:
- selfless and generous spirited
- trustful and widely trusted
- professional, yet informal and largely un-bureaucratic
- inclusive and non-discriminatory
- collaborative rather than competitive
- passionate about our aims
- transparent and open, and
- fun and friendly.
What in the world will change as a result of our work?
- Greater openness about stammering
- Greater public understanding and acceptance of stammering
- Greater public awareness of the positive attributes of people who stammer
- A greater understanding of stammering in order to inform therapies
- Greater availability of a range of stammering therapies
- Greater awareness of what the various treatment options can offer
- Stammering will no longer be a barrier in education and employment
- Greater sharing of experiences and views
- Less isolation of people who stammer
- Greater power to overcome difficulties
- People who stammer will help each other through self-help group networks.