About Caritas Salford

Our Vision

Our vision is for a society where there is justice and equality and where the voices of those experiencing poverty, disadvantage and/or discrimination are heard valued and acted upon so that all people can live in peace and dignity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help those across the Diocese of Salford, experiencing poverty, disadvantage and discrimination to transform their lives with dignity.

We provide a practical response to those in crisis, suffering hardship or who are at risk. We rebuild lives for the long-term, enabling people to live in a safe, healthy and secure environment.

We call for a better, more just world where the voices of the poor are heard and acted upon and positively influence the systems, decisions and resources that affect those in need.

Our Objectives

In 2021 we discerned our core objectives for the next three years to be to:
·        Reduce poverty, disadvantage and discrimination in our Diocese to enable people to ‘live life to the full’
·        Increase awareness and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and Animate the Diocesan Community to take practical action.
·        Become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, empowering people and advocate for justice and social change
·        Become a sustainable and more visible and effective catalyst for change.


Latest News & Events

Concerns about migration policy in the UK
Bishops’ Conference issue statement on concerns about migration policy in the UK Following their plenary meeting in Cardiff from the 2 – 6 May 2022, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued a statement on the plight of refugees. Highlighting Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person, the Bishops expressed concern that
Deaf Awareness Week 2022
Happy Deaf Awareness Week from Caritas Diocese of Salford! Over 5% of the world’s population experience communication barriers due to differences in hearing. By 2050, the WHO expect this to be 2.5 billion people. Here in the UK, around 12 million people face barriers in day-to-day communication due to a lack of deaf awareness and
Spirit of Manchester Awards
We are thrilled that Amanda Croome has been selected to judge the Spirit of Manchester Awards this year. These awards celebrate the work of thousands of voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises in Manchester.  It’s important to recognise, support and encourage volunteers and local voluntary action, especially as it has such a positive
Caritas Cornerstone re-opens following refurbishment works
We’re delighted that, following extensive works to improve our facilities including new shower rooms (included a dedicated room for those needing mobility assistance), a welcoming reception and café space, Cornerstone Day Centre on Denmark Road, Manchester has re-opened from Monday 14th February with a new service timetable. Each weekday, Monday – Friday, there will be

Our services

The Caritas Lalley Centre and Community Allotment
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
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.
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.
Caritas Connecting Older People
Connecting older people in North Manchester to reduce isolation, increase confidence, and keep people living independently in their own homes for longer.
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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