We began in 2017, having identified that there was nothing already in place to bring this community together and provide support. Originally known as the Christian Ambulance Network, we changed to an ‘Association’ as our aims became more established and we are delighted to have become a charity in 2020.
Our aim is to support staff with a focus on the Christian faith and those issues impacting people of faith, and also to increase awareness and improve better understanding of the Christian faith. We believe that supporting people of faith and raising awareness within the workplace will improve patient care and experience in the communities we serve. We also believe that by tackling faith-based inequality and discrimination our members can be properly supported in their own work settings. The CAA works with Christians, enabling members to make a positive contribution to the work environment, other employees, and their communities.
We also want to provide an interface between Christians and workplaces facilitating increased understanding, and engagement between staff of the Christian faith and the wider staff group.
The CAA is open to all who identify themselves as Christian, supporting the aims of the CAA. We are not primarily an evangelistic organisation but we do accept and encourage sharing of faith by our members. Our intention is to support our members so they will build respect for the gospel message and positive relationships which provide positive opportunities for sharing. We see ourselves as a key part of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the ambulance services. We want Christians to feel able to live out their faith in their work. We embrace the positive approach in health services to multi-faith networks and we also believe it is important that Christians are supported in having their own faith identity as Christians, distinct from other faith groups.
We have five key values:
Love, Care, Compassion, Truth, Peace and Hope
Our Mission Statement
Unite Christian Ambulance Clinicians, Students, Operations Centre and Patient Transport Staff, Leaders, and all those in support roles and volunteers.
Support Christians in the Ambulance Service as they live out their faith and honour Jesus Christ through their work.
Promote excellent clinical care, compassion and Christian values.
Communicate in words and action, the truth, message and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to colleagues and the community we serve.