Impact and stories

Stories of Hope during the Covid 19 pandemic

“Local Salvation Army food banks in the area have seen demand double over the last year as food poverty becomes a very real reality for many."
Sean Williams, Debt Advice Coordinator

The pandemic has hit our communities in many different ways over the last year.  Read stories from people who have been helped with our support.

Meet Jodie

Jodie's life was turned upside down when her fiancé lost his job at the start of the pandemic.

Meet Sophie

“When I put money in The Salvation Army collecting tin last Christmas, I never thought I would need their help.”

Meet Jo

Droitwich Salvation Army is continuing to keep in contact with its older people throughout Christmas.

Carolyn in Droitwich speaking on the phone to an isolated older person

Carolyn's Story

Hear more about how Carolyn has been supporting older isolated people in Droitwich during the pandemic.

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Homelessness Support Services 

We provide services and a friendly ear for those experiencing homelessness. Below you can hear from some people we've helped get back on their feet. 

Alan

“The staff here make me feel so welcome, they’re so helpful and they always go the extra mile and everyone here makes you feel you’re part of something.”

Kate

“Since I’ve been here, it’s saved my life. It’s unbelievable. Being here and being around people socially is great as being on my own is difficult for me. The support you get here is amazing.”

Stephen

“They didn’t close the door on me. I'm not the easiest person to deal with in terms of my addiction but my support worker is always willing to work with me rather than against me.”

Frank

“The staff are approachable, you can speak to them about anything. And if they can, they’ll help you…Its brilliant having that support.”

Employment Plus 

We offer a personalised approach to help people back into work. Hear from some of our success stories. 

Ian

"Since I’ve been at Employment Plus, they’ve built up my confidence and helped me with approaching employers to find work and with doing job interviews."

Cat

" I now feel more positive about my future after having experienced unemployment."

Peter

"Volunteering here has given me something to put on my CV and boosted my self-respect and confidence."

In the community 

We are working in local communities to support the most vulnerable. Meet some of the people we have helped through our work.

Rebecca

“We come here because we’re so welcome… it gives us something to do in the community, another reason to meet up with people… they welcome anybody.”

Ndjoli Marie

"The course through The Salvation Army has motivated me to eventually open my own nursery, and to have the confidence that I can do more than I thought possible.”

Major Fiona

Major Fiona Mugford, a Salvation Army officer and registered nurse, balances leading a church with shifts at her local hospice.

Vera

“There’s an ethos and a value that people in The Salvation Army have, which is full of warmth and love and care.”

Meet our volunteers

Hear from some of the every-day heroes who volunteer for us. 

Barbara

“I like helping people and meeting people and working with other people at the shop. I’ve met a lot of good volunteers at the shop and it also means that I’m touch with the local community.”

Nikki

“I’m humbled and very privileged to do it. You see lots of people needing support and you see how it helps.”

Natasha

“Volunteering with The Salvation Army gives you an amazing feeling. I’d definitely recommend volunteering to anyone.”

Fiona

“Volunteering helps my mental health. It allows me to give something back to my community.”