Newsletter

Community Sponsorship Welcome
12th October 2021 Caritas Diocese of Salford is absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of a Syrian family today, re-settled as part of our Community Sponsorship Programme.  This is the first family to arrive since the pandemic. We are so grateful to the amazing group of volunteers from the Parish of St Mary and
Caritas Bishop’s Fund
Applications from head teachers, parish priests and Caritas team members only please. The Caritas Bishop’s Fund is currently available for families facing challenge or crisis: perhaps due to illness or unemployment, the ending of the Universal Credit £20 uplift or job insecurity and the ending of the furlough scheme. Please note that the purpose of this
Response to the arrival of Afghan evacuees and refugees
Supported by the extra-ordinary generosity of parishes and schools across the diocese, we quickly mobilised to support refugees arriving from Afghanistan, providing urgent humanitarian assistance and practical aid.  So far, we have delivered thousands of personal hygiene items, clothing, pushchairs, nappies and baby formula to support the co-ordinated effort to welcome refugees fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. 
A note for our schools
I hope the start of the new academic year has gone smoothly for all our schools and colleges. Thank you to all schools and colleges that were able to respond to the recent Afghan Refugee Crisis Appeal and support in any way in such a fast-moving situation.  As a result, Caritas is working very closely
Big Sleep Out
Thanks to all participants and supporters (some pictured) of our recent Big Sleep Out, whether you took part at Xaverian College, at home or in school.  So far, you’ve raised £15,632 at the time of writing.   Next year, we’d like to organise lots of these to take place on the same night across the Diocese! 
Support for the homeless
To develop and expand our response to those affected by homelessness across the diocese, we are presently restructuring our leadership team to include a focused post.  To support and sustain our work at the Caritas Cornerstone Day Centre in Manchester, we were pleased to be joined by Bishop John, members of the clergy and religious
A new home for central services
We’ve relocated office staff from the Cathedral Centre in Salford to a single base in Caritas House, Collyhurst, Manchester, which we hope will become a new home for those interested in learning more about social problems affecting people in our communities.  You can still reach us on our usual telephone number 0161 817 2250, but our