Two local Salvation Army projects have extended their partnership to help transform vulnerable people’s lives for the better.
The Shield Project has already forged strong links with Peterhead Salvation Army corps and on Sunday they held a special event to renew a covenant pledging to continue working together.
The Shield Project helps people at risk of losing their tenancy by offering support with addiction, budgeting and other issues. It works across Aberdeenshire Council and project workers support men and women in a number of small, isolated communities.
Service users can also access a drop-in service at the local Salvation Army church on Windmil Street, where Majors Brawell and Irene Williams are working to tackle isolation and signpost people to other agencies for additional support.
Speaking at Sunday’s event, Andrew McCall, regional homelessness manager for The Salvation Army’s, said: “The Salvation Army’s work in Peterhead and the surrounding communities is designed to transform our service users’ live for the better. I’m looking forward to seeing more and more fruits of this partnership.”
Major Bramwell Williams said: “The Salvation Army has been helping give vulnerable people a hand up for 150 years.
“I have enjoyed working with staff and service users from the Shield Project and hopefully this will continue for many more years.”
Major Fiona Sayer, manager of the Shield Project, said: “We have a great team of staff here who go above and beyond to support service users.
“We work with some of the most vulnerable people in society by offering practical support to maintain their tenancies.”