The Rehabilitation Project
The main purpose of the rehabilitation programme is to integrate disadvantaged people into the Salvation Army's second-hand furniture activities and pay them a fair wage. In the first few months they are trained for the labour market and their performance assessed. Even at this stage, the participants are involved in genuine work. The basic criteria for assessment are performance, physical and mental resilience, flexibility and an ability to think and work independently. The Salvation Army rehabilitation programme is a response to the increasing number of people that no longer fit into the labour market. They may have minor physical disabilities, mental problems, come from an immigrant background or have fallen out of society as a result of illness, an accident, substance abuse, a difficult family environment or minor cognitive difficulties.