Care gap prompts Salvation Army to increase volunteers

The Salvation Army is to overhaul its procedures for recruiting and engaging with volunteers in an attempt to help plug the worrying gaps in care provision revealed in a report published by the charity yesterday.

The Responsibility Gap claims that high numbers of vulnerable people, including the elderly and low-income families, are being left to fend for themselves. This is as a result of growing uncertainty among the Government, charities, the private sector and individuals, over who should be taking responsibility for care provision.

The Salvation Army hopes to recruit more volunteers so that it is able to increase its capacity to deliver services to those in need. The charity has also committed to encouraging greater community use of its 1,000 churches, community centres and social-work centres, and says that any new buildings it acquires will be designed for multi-purpose use so that they can offer the greatest opportunity for community activity.

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