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Our Mission & Vision

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Derman offers its services freely, at no cost, to all Turkish speaking people, mainly in Hackney, irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Derman’s services are all completely non-denominational and politically unaligned.

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The word ‘DERMAN’ means 'strength, solution, cure'.

Our Mission and Aims

  • To provide holistic, culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services that effectively meet the needs of our communities.
  • To greatly improve the quality of life and to promote the continued wellbeing of people within these communities.
  • To respond to the ongoing demands of the Kurdish and Turkish speaking communities in London by the continuous development of services and facilities that address their needs.
  • To empower people and ensure their voices are heard.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is for a thriving community where Kurdish, Turkish and Turkish Cypriot people are able to reach their full potential and enjoy the highest quality of life and health.

  • Inclusivity: Our vision is to provide a service at no cost and accessible to all regardless of ethnicity, political or religious background.
  • Professionalism: By providing the best possible service in the most effective, professional and caring way to our clients.
  • Community led and community based: Derman developed from within the Kurdish, Turkish and Turkish Cypriot communities and remains firmly based within them.
  • Caring and commitment: We care about our communities’ wellbeing and are committed to improve their quality of life.
  • Empowerment: We are passionate about supporting our community members to feel more in control of their lives and make their voices heard.
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