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Salvation Army - Dunstable

 

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 alcohol dependency.

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 orientation.

 

 75+ sessions

        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 Kitchen

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 service.

 

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, Dunstable.

 

Clients are mainly informed by the police on their rounds and allow clients the opportunity for:

·         Some warm food

·         Hot or Cold drink

·         Some company and conversation

·         Opportunity to Shower and receive fresh under clothes

·         Access to debt advise

·         Can be referred to other agencies that can help.

 

ECM Outcomes: Enjoy & achieve, Making a positive contribution, and being healthy.

 

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