The Salvation Army's Drop-In centre behind Oxford street, one of the most famous streets in London, helps many homeless men and women every day. The staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and caring environment for anyone looking for food and someone to talk to.
Around 5,000 people visit this Salvation Army centre every year. Of these the vast majority (63 per cent) were sleeping rough.
The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’* – less