Inclusive and non-discriminatory
We are inclusive. This means that we aim to communicate with the general public and the brain tumour community in a way that will be understood by people with language barriers, literacy difficulties or impaired cognitive functions.
We are non-discriminatory, meaning that in the provision of services, support and information, we do not discriminate based on gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, family status, marital status or membership of the travelling community.
Open and transparent
Brain Tumour Ireland is open in its governance and financial activities; we publish our annual accounts showing how our stakeholders’ contributions are spent for the benefit of the brain tumour community. Our policies and procedures are formulated in such a way as to ensure good governance and at all times we seek to be compliant with the Governance Code for non-profit organisations.
Ambitious and forward thinking
Brain Tumour Ireland is committed to supporting progress in relation to brain tumour research and treatment. This means that we actively seek opportunities to support brain tumour research and promote it through fundraising and raising awareness. We would like Ireland to be a world leader in brain tumour research and treatment.
We prioritise people affected by brain tumours. Their needs inform all of our work, both internally and with clients and partners. We aim to provide high quality support and information to all those affected by brain tumours.
We believe that people affected by brain tumours are experts by virtue of their experience and are well-placed to lead Brain Tumour Ireland in achieving our objectives. This means that people affected by brain tumours, including patients and their families/ carers, are represented at Board level in the organisation, and regularly consulted in decision making and planning for the organisation.
We value partnership with other organisations in Ireland and abroad, whose aims are similar to those of Brain Tumour Ireland. Wherever possible, we seek out opportunities to share knowledge, increase efficiency and improve our services by working with other organisations.