Salvation Army - Dunstable
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church
worshipping and working in 126 countries and has more than 800
local churches in the UK and Ireland.
The Salvation Army tries to assist with Family
breakdown, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and drug and
The Salvation Army has a long history of working with
people who are vulnerable and marginalised across the
world and offer very practical help, unconditional assistance and
support regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual
This is a day centre for anyone over 75 years old, who is living
alone or in circumstances where opportunities for meaningful social
interaction are limited.
The Salvation Army’s aim & purpose is to provide (every
Thursday) a place where individuals can meet with other people
& obtain help & support. We support by interacting
with individuals, serving tea’s and coffee’s, assisting in
activities and serving a healthy cooked lunch (provided by the
Salvation Army), followed by washing up and re setting the centre
for the next group of users.
Mums and Tots
Working closely with the Salvation Army staff,
we help to set up a safe area for mums and their tots, we then
assist with arts and crafts and throughout the session serve toast.
The group then assist in packing away all the toys and putting all
the chairs out ready for the hall to be used for a service.
Salvation Army - Soup
In December 2010 BYOS began working
with the Salvation Army on a new Soup kitchen
project. It was decided to organise a dedicated time
for people to come along for hot refreshments and a chance to sit
and have a conversation or simply to sit in the warm. This
will now be the main period in the week when food parcels and
showers will be available. There is no charge for this
This “Soup Group” operated for a trial period
of 3 months commencing in December until the end of February 2011.
Due to the overwhelming success this project has been
extremely successful and is still going strong.
The “Soup Group” is open on Wednesday evenings
between 7pm and 9pm in the Salvation Army centre in Bullpond Lane,
Clients are mainly informed by the police on
their rounds and allow clients the opportunity for:
· Some warm
· Hot or Cold
· Some company and
· Opportunity to
Shower and receive fresh under clothes
· Access to debt
· Can be referred
to other agencies that can help.
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