MACS provides a range of services adapted to the needs of vulnerable young people aged 16-25, designed to promote opportunities and access to housing, education, health, employment, leisure and citizenship. MACS builds relationships between young people, their families, communities and services. These relationships are based on respect and seek to promote a positive self-image by listening to and valuing the voice of the young person.
Since 1990 MACS has kept central to its practice, the ethos of interdependence. Interdependence is a realisation that we are all mutually dependent on each other. It incorporates a view of people being able to step outside the prevalent culture of self-sufficiency and independence. We believe that dependence is disabling but independence is isolating. We value the interconnectedness of all people. This has been, and will remain the focal point to project work undertaken with young people. Therefore, the core values of recognising young people as experts, young people as individuals and young people who can work together to realise potential, are the essence of the strategic plan.