Salvation Army Employment Plus UK
The Salvation Army (TSA) is one of the largest, most diverse providers of social services in the UK.
Founded in 1865, we work in around 128 countries worldwide. As a church and registered charity we demonstrate our Christian principles through social welfare provision. Worldwide there are over 1.6 million members, with programmes including skills training centres, schools, community centres, homeless centres, drug rehabilitation centres, hospitals and medical centres.
In the UK TSA annually reaches over 1.5 million people from diverse backgrounds, through approximately 686 church/community and outreach centres and 100 social centres. Through our Lifehouses (homeless centres) and day centres we accommodate and work with around 3,500 homeless people. We have outreach work in over 60 prisons, provide residential care for the elderly, special need groups and victims of alcohol and drug abuse. We are also a Prime Contractor for the National Anti- Trafficking Contract.
Employment Plus UK is bringing a greater focus on employability to TSA activities in the UK working with the broad spectrum of internal departments. This covers Homelessness, Youth Services, Older People Services, Community Services, along with a vast experience of supporting families, people with poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions.
We specialise in providing wrap-around and end-to-end services around employability, wellbeing and mental health issues that supports the Government’s desire to reach those who are furthest from the labour market and with complex needs and in vulnerable situations.
We are members of ERSA and the IEP who lobby on a number of aspects regarding the Welfare to Work industry.
We currently work with a number of Prime Contractors in the delivery of DWP and ESF welfare to work programmes nationally, while also working in the community settings as part of localism agenda.
Employment Plus Local is a church led initiative providing a local centre where people in vulnerable situations can find support within a supportive environment. They can find information and guidance on their journey into employment, digital inclusion or navigating the benefits system. Attending an E+ Local is entirely voluntary and is available to any person.
Our vision is “a just and inclusive world where there is opportunity for all."