Mission, vision & values

Our Mission, Vision and Values


Following Jesus Christ, The Leprosy Mission seeks to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness. 


'Leprosy Defeated, Lives Transformed.'


  • Christian

    We are inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. His example is our motivation to serve those in need, specifically people affected by leprosy. Values of compassion, justice, inclusion, humility, grace and mercy are at the heart of our organisation and in all of our dealings with stakeholders. Decisions are made prayerfully. Consideration of others is central to who we are.  
  • Passionate

    We exude commitment and enthusiasm for the cause we serve. The Mission is more than just another organisation, our work is more than a job - it is following in the footsteps of Christ, serving those He loved.
  • Partnership working

    We embrace partnership working, both in the UK and overseas, to enable us to deliver high quality programmes. Our partners include our donors, professional bodies, research institutions, and other organisations and networks that desire to see leprosy defeated and lives transformed. This includes members of TLM Global Fellowship. We believe the Church is called to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and heal people affected by leprosy.  Therefore, working in partnership with and through the Church is central to our approach. Partners also include our volunteers, both in England and Wales and overseas. 
  • Excellence

    We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work, being the best we can be with the resources available. Within the UK, we seek to be an authority on the subject of leprosy, a centre of excellence where people can access information and resources. We ensure all our work is evidence-based. We offer support to our overseas partners, especially in terms of capacity development, to see them empowered and continue to implement cost-effective, sustainable programmes. We strive to improve and adopt a life-long learning approach for staff.
  • Operational integrity

    We say what we do and do what we say. There is seamless correlation between our message and our actions. We maintain a code of conduct to ensure professional integrity and encourage staff to live out our values. We have a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and communities we come into contact with.  Recruitment to roles within The Leprosy Mission England and Wales includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references.  A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences. Safeguarding is our top priority in everything we do.