The Salvation Army’s interest in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction stems from our concern for the forgotten and marginalised who members of the Inquiry Panel will already appreciate are often suffering mental illness and addictions.
This concern is informed and directed by the programmes which we provide mainly in addiction services through our Addictions Supportive Accommodation and Reintegration Services (ASARS).
This submission has been prepared by the Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit of The Salvation Army. This Unit works towards the eradication of poverty by encouraging policies and practices that strengthen the social framework of New Zealand. ASARS staff members have contributed greatly to the development of this paper.