In Cahootz uses the arts as the main tool to create a safe, nurturing, productive and creative environment, enabling them to put their core values into action.
Core Values are:
- nurturing potential
- showing respect
- being open and honest
- gaining trust
- achieving high standards in all that they do
- promoting inclusion and equality
Its work practice has always been people-centred, i.e. using mainly drama based techniques and people’s creativity to achieve their goals. In Cahootz designs and develops the work through consultation with the participants. Over the years, this has led to an extensive list of highly successful creative projects.
These creative projects have been life-affirming and life-changing experiences for many of the participants.
Overall, In Cahootz aims to target and provide opportunities for marginalised people who have, for various reasons, found themselves excluded from society. The organisation’s ultimate aim is to achieve its vision of helping to build an empowered, creative and confident society.