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Winners Galore as Learners Use Studying to Survive the Pandemic
The 2021 iteration of the annual One Awards Celebration of Learning, which recognises best practice, originality, and achievement in the learning sphere, bestowed three awards on Swan Lodge, The Salvation Army’s Lifehouse in Sunderland.  Support worker/tutor Sonia Ritchie-Park won the Learners’ Choice for Tutor award. The Lifehouse Tenancy Achievement Group won a Learning Group award. […]

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Strawberry Field Increases Job Training Programmes
The Salvation Army’s Steps to Work programme at Strawberry Field has provided invaluable assistance to young people (18 to 25 years old) with learning difficulties, providing job training and helping them secure jobs. It’s been so successful that it’s extending the programmes to include Steps at Strawberry Field, Steps to Work lite and Steps to […]

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Requests for Debt Advice Soar
“Pandemic poverty” is a new phenomenon that refers to the devastating effect COVID-19 has on people’s finances. Not only has unemployment increased, but in-work poverty has also rocketed. This means that while people are grateful that they are still employed, their income or work hours have been cut to the extent that they can no […]

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No Empty Stockings for Children Thanks to the Big Toy Appeal
Some people never have an easy year, but 2020 has been particularly hard, especially for vulnerable people and families living barely above the breadline. As much as parents would like to make their children feel special over the holidays, filling Christmas stockings is impossible. This is where The Salvation Army steps in, with its Big […]

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