About Caritas Salford

Who We Are

Caritas Diocese of Salford is the official charity of the diocese, which reaches from Didsbury to Clitheroe. Our vision is that the lives of all people should be free from poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. Our purpose is to help the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our communities to transform their lives and fulfil their potential.

What We Do

Our service areas, as seen below, range from professional services commissioned by Local Authorities to volunteer-led community projects that enable communities to get involved in actively helping and shaping their neighbourhoods. Through our services we aim to rapidly and effectively help children, families and vulnerable adults live fulfilled and happy lives, and to advocate for the rights of those who are not seen or heard.

What We Believe

We draw on over 100 years of experience in supporting vulnerable people in the North West as well as Catholic Social Teaching to inform our beliefs on charity and justice. Whilst our values and rights are applicable to all people, we place particular emphasis upon them in relation to those who are most vulnerable


Latest News & Events

Marjorie Dyson RIP
Caritas was sad to learn of the recent death of Marjorie Dyson MBE. Marjorie has been a leading volunteer, serving Catholic Family Care for over fifty years.  Her life has been one of service to her community and to families, especially where children needed that extra help to be turned out smartly for school. Mark
Called to Action Stars
A BIG THANK YOU must go to our latest Called to Action Stars who have helped Caritas Services and their local community during and since the Christmas period. Sacred Heart Primary in Gorton organised a reverse Advent calendar to collect items for their local foodbank. They also made hearts to put in Christmas cards for
Keep the Lifeline – a call to make the £20 benefit uplift permanent
At the start of the pandemic the Government made an important decision to give an extra £20 a week to those receiving Universal Credit, helping those on the lowest incomes to continue paying their bills and feeding their families during an uncertain time. At the end of March 2021, just as unemployment is expected to
On the Feast Day of St Bakhita let us pray for the victims of human trafficking.
St Bakhita, born in Sudan around 1869, was taken into slavery as a child.  She died in 1947, her body scarred from the dreadful wounds she received from whipping.    The name Bakhita, given to her by her slave master, means ‘lucky one.’  After years of horrific abuse, she did become the ‘lucky one.’  She was

Our services

Morning Star Hostel
Morning Star Hostel is for single homeless men aged over 35, particularly those sleeping rough, and/or those with alcohol issues, who have a connection to the Manchester area.
Door Steps
A new Caritas initiative aiming to address homelessness and housing
Caritas Schools’ Service
A commissioned Social Work and Therapy service for schools
Adoption Support Service
We provide services to people who have been involved in the adoption process through Catholic Children’s Rescue Society.
St Joseph’s Befriending Service
St Joseph’s Welfare Centre in Collyhurst supports vulnerable, isolated older people living at home in North Manchester
Lalley Centre
The Lalley Centre offers a service that aims to bring together schools, parishes and the local community with Caritas in an area of considerable social deprivation
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