An award-winning Salvation Army day centre for older people in Glasgow is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by holding a party in its ‘reminiscence room’ – to help those with dementia. The reminiscence room at the Eva Burrows Day Centre is filled with objects to trigger the senses and aid the recall of memories. Reminiscence based activities have been found to help people with dementia communicate and gain a sense of value, importance, belonging, power and peace.
A chef has revealed that serving hungry Olympic fans on the Torch Relay route on behalf of The Salvation Army means more to him than a former career in a national hotel chain.
As Olympic fever spreads across the nation, meet the Salvationists who are among 8,000 people selected to carry the famous Olympic Flame because of the inspirational work they have done for their community. Read their nomination stories.
A chef-turned-singer is thanking The Salvation Army in Liverpool for helping her rebuild her life and clinch a spot in a landmark concert at The Royal Opera House as part of the London 2012 Festival.
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Services in the North West are on duty following an explosion which has devastated several houses in the Shaw area of Oldham.