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Caritas critical of poor care for elderly people

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Picture: CSAN members of the Older People Services forum meeting launching the dementia awareness campaign.

Caritas Diocese of Salford with other members of the Caritas Social Action Network has spoken out on the poor care standards some private companies are offering vulnerable elderly people. Many care workers are being stretched to breaking point, with impossible expectations and pitifully low pay, only offering ‘straight in - straight out’ home visits, which does little for the dignity of people.

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Caritas Ambassadors in Training

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On Monday 18th May students from Barlow High School in Didsbury and Blessed Trinity College in Burnley travelled to St Anne's, Crumpsall to join Fr. Glover and Sr. Judith where they took part in a full day training in aspects of Catholic Social Teaching in preparation for being Caritas Ambassadors in their communities. This now brings the total of High Schools and Colleges with Caritas Ambassadors to sixteen.

   

St. Peter’s, Newchurch - A little school with a big heart

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On Friday 8th May, Mark Wiggin, CEO Caritas Diocese of Salford joined pupils, parents and staff at the end of a busy week at St Peter’s R.C Primary School in Rossendale to thank pupils for their fantastic effort in raising money for the charity’s St. Joseph’s Penny Appeal. The effort by pupils was tremendous and they collected £1247 present in a big cheque to Caritas at the assembly by Head Boy and Head Girl, Kane and Abigail.

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Caritas Ambassadors - All Hollows School

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Father Glover attended All Hallows High School on 28th April. Having enjoyed lunch with a number of the pupils he led a commissioning service attended by the existing Caritas Ambassadors, the Head teacher, the Lay Chaplain and those to be commissioned on behalf of the Bishop, as Ambassadors. After the commissioning he was presented with a cheque which the pupils had raised for Caritas's work in the Diocese.

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