Values and Mission

Vision Statement

"Turning Dreams into Reality"

Mission Statement

“To be a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the responsive and innovative creation of individual life opportunities while embedding people in their community.”


NWDS believes:

  • Each and every person has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.
  • In helping individuals to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals.
  • In assisting individuals so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas.
  • That each person ought to be respected and heard and fully integrated in their community.
  • In fairness and that each person should be empowered to exercise independence over the choices and direction of their life.

NWDS has a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept, and embrace individual differences and human rights principles.


  • Innovation- We create and respond to innovative practices that will enable our people to flourish.
  • Honesty & Integrity- In all that we do, in all that we say, in all that we create.
  • Empathy- We understand what others are going through and are here to provide support.
  • Accountability- It's what we do and do not do for which we are accountable.
  • Respect- We show people they are important to us and the community by what we do and say.