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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 which enable communities to get involved in actively helping and shaping their neighbourhoods. Through our services, we aim to provide rapid and effective help to 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

The Politics of Faith
It is with great pleasure that Caritas hosted Mike Kane MP for an evening of shared discussion on ‘Homelessness and housing – a Catholic social teaching perspective.’ on the 30th November at the Cathedral Centre, Salford. Mike Kane MP is the Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East, and in October 2016 was appointed
St. Joseph’s Penny Masses with Bishop John and Fr Jude Harrison
The celebration of the St. Joseph’s Penny Appeal masses was a wonderful occasion for pupils of our primary and secondary schools to get together and celebrate through their generosity and prayers the charitable work that the appeal funds through the millions of pennies collected each year during Lent.  This year, the St. Joseph’s Penny Mass
United in Prayer
Dear Friends, United in prayer is what I will be taking forward this sad day. As a mark of respect to all caught up in this tragic event I feel it is important that all of us at Caritas Diocese of Salford do what we would normally have done today, and even do a little
Super Skills for Life
The Caritas Schools’ Service held an event on the 28th April to explore the findings and celebrate the outcomes of the Super Skills for Life  pilot scheme. The pilot had taken place in 27 schools across the Diocese of Salford. St John Vianney RC School kindly hosted the event and it was  attended by  children

Our services

Caritas Schools’ Service
A commissioned Social Work and Therapy service for schools
Fostering Service
Caritas Fostering is a well established, not for profit, fostering agency and are part of a larger social welfare charity
Adoption Support Service
We provide services to people who have been involved in the adoption process through Catholic Children’s Rescue Society or through other agencies.
Northwest 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
Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction
Mother and Baby
Caritas runs two residential homes in Blackburn and Bolton for young mothers aged up to 25 and their child(ren)
Refugee Response
Caritas Diocese of Salford will work in solidarity with the many Catholic, voluntary and statutory organisations to share our expertise and to help those in great need.
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