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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

A large gathering of volunteers and beneficiaries of social action charities in the Diocese of Salford met at Guardian Angles Parish, Bury on Saturday 10th November to celebrate the World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis has set aside this special time each year to invite us to act in solidarity and combat the indifference
Caritas Ambassador Festival 2018!
Tuesday, 2nd October saw the second annual Caritas Ambassador Festival take place, this time at St Bernadette’s parish hall in Whitefield, following a short service in the church. Councillor Tanya Burch joined us to give an inspirational talk to the children on and music was provided by David Glynn-Whitehead. This year also saw the introduction
National Justice & Peace Conference
The 40th conference of the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) in Derbyshire took the theme, ‘In the shelter of each other the people live’ and explored building a Church and a society with the marginalised, the excluded and the most vulnerable at its heart. Julia Coulton, Caritas’s Community Centres manager attended as a day
Young Caritas from Agrigento Sicily visit Salford
Twelve young volunteers from our sister organisation in the Diocese of Agrigento, Sicily spent two weeks this summer with our Caritas projects offering practical service at Cornerstone, Lalley and Cheetham centres in Manchester.  The programme included workshops on refugees and global migration as well as finding out more about the social action activity of Caritas

Our services

Door Steps
A new Caritas initiative aiming to address homelessness and housing
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
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