Helplines Partnership is the membership body for organisations that provide information, support or advice via phone, email, text or online. We have around 350 members in the UK and internationally from large national charities to small local and specialist charities as well as some businesses.
We are committed to supporting organisations that provide non-face-to-face advice, support and information to improve general wellbeing. We champion the interests of our members and help them to build sustainability and deliver the best service they can for their users.
Helplines Partnership aims to enhance quality, choice and access for everyone and increase the recognition and sustainability of the help-services sector.
We aim to monitor and develop our services in response to the needs of users, members and the wider sector. The face of help-services and user communication is constantly changing and evolving through technology and other factors within society.
We are committed to service excellence for our users and members. We build frameworks of best practice to support our members to deliver, develop and sustain effective help-services.
We support our members in their aim to offer choice in how their users can access their services.
We strive to build our own, and our members’ capacity by ensuring we maintain appropriate competencies and robust resource management.
We seek to ensure services are readily and feely available across the diverse needs of our members and their users.
We work within a sound governance framework to ensure the interests of our members and their callers are safeguarded at all times.
Helplines Partnership’s core values have been developed to guide the way we want to work, manage our business, and deliver our services. They provide the foundation for our staff when responding to members, users, partners and stakeholders.
Helplines Partnership is committed to inspiring our members with the same ethos and building a connected, responsive and sustainable help-sector.
Confirming our commitment to value and excellence
Affirming our enthusiasm for what we do
Upholding our commitment to honesty and sound work principles
Emphasising our motivation and determination to succeed
Committing ourselves to fairness and equality