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Statement: The Salvation Army welcomes the new government with request to prioritise needs of most vulnerable

Following the election and Theresa May's appointment of a new cabinet, The Salvation Army welcomes the new government, while reiterating its requests that the government prioritise care for the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities.

A Salvation Army spokesperson, said:

“We would like to welcome the new government and look forward to working with them as The Salvation Army looks to transform the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities.

“As a leading Church and charity in the UK and Republic of Ireland during the election we called on the political parties in the UK to ensure a new government would provide effective support for the most vulnerable people in our communities, so that everyone in the UK is able to thrive.

We asked the parties to consider three key areas to treat as priorities for the new government: appropriate funding for supported housing, older people who are unable to meet the costs of social care themselves, and employment support options for people who are unable to access mainstream services. These requests to the new government remain essential to ensure our communities across the UK flourish."