Mission Service

Homelessness Services

A Salvation Army worker supporting someone in need

We have always put faith into action to support people experiencing homelessness.

After more than 150 years, we remain committed to helping transform society and supporting people so that they can experience fullness of life – body, mind and spirit.

Our homelessness services

Each day, we are supporting more than three thousand vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Around 1,000 Salvation Army staff are working across 100 services. Their work includes:

  • A network of 80 Lifehouses – our accommodation-based service.
  • Addiction support and harm reduction services.
  • Floating support and outreach services for people who need support to live in their own homes and those being helped through the Housing First scheme
  • Day centre services for people who are sleeping rough.
  • Specialist support for young people, families, women experiencing domestic abuse and veterans.
  • Specialist projects for refugees and economically excluded EEA nationals
  • Piloting innovative approaches to night shelter provision.
  • Developing fresh expressions of church using the Core Recovery model.

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A new and innovative solution for rough sleepers in York, NAPpads can be moved around the city to respond to the need in the community, where ever it may be

Breaking the cycle of homelessness

Visit salvationarmy.org.uk for more information about our work.

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Core Recovery is a model of church that has grown out of our work supporting people with addictions.

Our vision is to bring an end to slavery, fight for social justice and respond with compassionate care.

Supporting people within our church and communities who find themselves burdened with debt.

We work to support people that have lost contact with family members.