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Public Affairs & Policy

‘Lobbying government to prioritise the needs of the most vulnerable’

Our Public Affairs Unit seeks to influence social policy decision making to further the interests of the most vulnerable in society. We strive to promote the interests of the people we serve by building relationships and lobbying local government, devolved national governments and the UK government.

Our team represents and defends the work of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland in the political and policy sphere to achieve greater social justice. We aim to make sure that social policy remains a political priority. Below you can find our most recent work on our key policy areas, elections, and news updates.

  • Latest Campaign: Adult Social Care

    Latest Campaign: Adult Social Care

    We’re campaigning for the adult social care system to be built on inclusion, choice and fairness.
    We’re campaigning for the system to be built on inclusion, choice and fairness.
  • Homelessness

    Seeing people, not labels

    The services we offer put the person and their needs at the centre of their support
    Seeing people, not labels
  • Addictions


    Salvation Army’s mission aims to serve and support those caught up in all manifestations of addictions.

  • Unemployment


    Work for all has been at the heart of our vision

  • Social security

    Social Security

    Support those reaching crisis point

  • Localism


    Find out how The Salvation Army's Public Affairs Unit liaises with Local Government
  • What's required from the 2019 spending review and beyond

    2019 spending review

    Our analysis 
    2019 spending review