Louise knows more than most about transformations. Not long ago her two sons were on a self-destructive course which threatened the entire family. Thanks to Gloucester House Rehabilitation Centre, both have beaten their addictions and the family is slowly healing.
The Salvation Army has taken part in an event aimed at celebrating people's recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
The Salvation Army hosts special event at the Conservative party conference in Manchester.
In a YouGov survey commissioned by The Salvation Army, 81 per cent of adults in the East of England said they watch sport on the TV, but 53 per cent admitted that they exercise less than once a week.
There is a wealth of sport on the TV this weekend with the Wimbledon Finals, World Cup quarter finals and the British Grand Prix, but for many of us it’s as close as we come to taking any form of exercise.
Today The Salvation Army is 149 not out…..and is using sport to help vulnerable people suffering from addiction problems and homelessness
The Salvation Army has campaigned on the issue of gambling for more than 10 years. We hold regular meetings with government ministers on this issue and sit on the Gambling Commission's community liaison group.
The Shadow leader of the House of Commons spoke to women in Liverpool impacted by homelessness, domestic abuse and addiction and heard how they were being supported to rebuild their lives.
Andy, 37, lost his home, friends and partner, due to his addiction to gambling machines. He was unable to get a job due to his addiction after he was made redundant two years ago.
The Salvation Army, CARE and QAAD gave evidence today to the House of Commons Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill Committee.