An organisation to support veterans and vulnerable adults

About Us

JVA CIC is comprised of Outreach Officers committed in supporting the Veteran Community and Adults at Risk who find themselves homeless or struggling in today's society due to sanctions in the Greater Manchester and Salford boundaries, we also offer a Street Soup Kitchen facility 3 times a week in Salford between September and April each year.  Our Founder Dawne Daly, Mark Francis, Paul Hannah, Irene Wright, Dominique Humphreys and Diane Campbell to complete the team. Call or email us to learn more about our cause.

Our Cause

It is truly heartbreaking to see so many Veterans and Adults at Risk living on the streets. Our organisation is here to provide food, clothing, and sign posting support. We also offer signposting assistance to those who are struggling from PTSD, Combat Stress and issues relating to Drug/Alcohol Abuse and other Mental Health issues caused by aspects of life within society and conflicts. Our goal is for Veterans and Adults at Risk we support to be able to live happily and independently.

Providing Support to Our Countries Rough Sleepers

At JVA CIC  in Salford, Greater Manchester, we respect and value the valiant efforts of the Veterans who defended our nation and support our cities Adults at Risk who find themselves homeless or financially struggling due to the many changes made by government policies. Our non-profit organisation, together with various government agencies and other associations, offers primarily support to the Homeless Veterans, we have since April 2016 also offered support and advice to rough sleepers from the local communities of Adults at Risk.

JVA Street Team Salford - Feeding the Homeless

JVA Street Team Salford - Feeding the Homeless have successfully been running a Soup Kitchen outside St Thomas Church (Pendleton Church) in which hot food and drink are supplied 3 times a week in the evening commencing from 7.30pm to those in need of support. 

Food is available Mon, Wed and Thur Evenings during September and April.

All are welcome.

Donations are welcomed at this location of:-

Foot Wear
Coats Male & Female
Sleeping Bags
1 & 2 People Pop Up Tents
Underwear (New)
Sanitary Items

Dawne Daly - Heart of Salford Award 2017

Our Founder has been working with the homeless community throughout her childhood days to present date. Her parents (deceased) coordinated the very first hostel in Salford as a retainer hostel.  She has the experienced homelessness throughout her years due too unfortunate circumstances and understands the obstacles the homeless community undertake whilst aspiring to re-organise their lives back into society.

Our organisation coordinates with other agencies offering support for homelessness in Salford and Greater Manchester. For any enquiries, feel free to contact us by giving us a call or sending us an email to [email protected]

Wrist Band Identification

JVA  launched a new wrist band (green) in Sep 2016 that is given to support those in need by details showing  the Joint Veteran Alliance Company Name and an Emergency Number 07769634034 which is contactable 24/7. This is to assist  those wearing to present  when they may  need assistance by presenting the wrist band,  when they have no means of contact due to "lack of funds". These bands are already recognised by many organisations throughout Greater Manchester and is continuously promoted to agencies and members of the  public.    

Get Involved

Support our volunteers who dedicate their time (unpaid) by giving donations of Pop Up Tents, Sleeping Bags, Coats, Boots and Trainers, Underwear and Socks and toiletries to offer those in need by emailing [email protected] arrangements can be made for collection. We occasionally request support with household items on social media and welcome your support if requested. Our organisation encourages government agencies and businesses to support us in this noble cause. We look forward to your support.

Areas We Serve

Salford (Veterans and Vulnerable Adults)

Greater Manchester (Veterans Only - Referrals)

New Sponsors and Associates

JVA Team have been busy, we have made contact with 82 Clients  of which 24 Veterans, who have been referred and 58 Adults at Risk which we have been busy assessing them for their needs of accommodation (32 housed),  relocation and review of welfare benefits and pensions (Aug 18). As well as providing food weekly for up to 300 people at out Street Soup Kitchen during the period September to April and offering support, advice and signposting to 3154 Adults at Risk since registering the organisation in Feb 16.  Several companies have offered their sponsorship by supporting us by being collections points for clothing/food and donations/advertising and fundraising events.

these include:-

Antz Junction

Veterans Garage, Irlam

P4P Photography (Salford)

Source 7, Salford

The Church Inn, Salford

We would like to thank these companies for their continuous support.  We are hoping that other companies will come on board if you can assist contact Dawne at [email protected] 


Susan Taylor (Magistrate)
Dave the former founder was an ex professional soldier who has carried on his professionalism into his civilian life. He is energetic and meticulous in his work. He was tireless in working to feed, cloth and house the homeless ex veterans and others living rough on the streets of Salford and Manchester. His well homed planning skills, eye for detail and determination to succeed, not only for himself but for others too, make him an exceptional person. He also has the sort of personality that encourages others to help and gives hope to those who need it; a great person to have on your side and a man you would be happy to work with.
Tony Salvin Owner/ Director -Atlas Event Solutions Ltd

I have known Dave for over 30 years,  in the Armed Forces and as a very good friend, he puts a lot of effort and determination in helping Veterans gaining work experience and finding them accommodation, he is a asset to those that he supports.

Michelle Barnes CouncillorSalford Council

I have never met another couple as special as  Dave and his better half Dawne Daly who devotes their entire life to JVA helping our most needy and Adults at Risk. They go above and beyond to assist these people and they so deserve an award their a pair of Angels sent from God. 

Kevin Mutua - Homeless Person Salford

Thanks for everything JVA, I owe you my life. 

Stuart Bratt - Detox Programme


Having been offered support by JVA Team, I have undergone detox  which has been very eye opening and hopefully will change my life after 22 years of alcohol abuse, He made the item below as a thank you.


Colin Grimshaw and Paul Messenger set of early Sunday 3rd July 2016 from Antz Junction, Salford to Southport Cenotaph to raise awareness  to support Veterans from Salford and  Greater Manchester who are homeless or in need of support.  It was a excellent day they covered 43 miles in just over 4 hours,   Well done Colin & Paul. 

Contact Us


Room 7c , Unit 10

Junction Eco-Park

Rake Lane


Lancashire M27 8LR

Phone: 07769634034


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Service Users Supported of the Street's -2016

These are some of the service users that JVA  have supported through 2016 with hostels and  re-housing from the streets,  to arranging benefits and referral to medical agencies, these service users are a mixture of Veterans and Adults at Risk that was in need of support, they have received through donations supplied by the general public furniture, clothing and food support.  JVA  continues it work beyond them being re-housed by offering friendship and continues support. The family of JVA  is growing daily!! " help us help them".


Homeless Video's for viewing