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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 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

Putting Catholic Social Teaching into Action
We were so proud recently of our Community Sponsorship Development Officer Liz Hibberd’s recent article in the Catholic Times on a powerful way of putting Catholic Social Teaching into action and helping our vulnerable brothers and sisters fleeing conflict.
Reimagining CARITAS – Love in Action in a Post-Coronavirus Society
On Wednesday, 29th April John Quinton-Barber, founder and Managing Director of Social Place chaired an online webinar Reimagining CARITAS – Love in Action in a Post-Coronavirus Society, on behalf of Caritas Diocese of Salford. 149 people attended to listen to and ask questions of a panel including Sr Judith Russi, Director of EducareM; Mark Wiggin,
Sent with love: The Project Ensuring No One is Forgotten through Covid-19
As the rest of the world goes online for contact, a befriending service for elderly people in North Manchester – forced to suspend its traditional weekly visits – is overcoming loneliness in a different way by sending greetings cards, making phone calls and offering essential support. Despite the latest challenges caused by Covid-19, the team
Domestic Abuse
As we head towards another sunny weekend we know that people are dealing with the Covid-19 lockdown in different ways. Here at we want you to know that domestic abuse is NOT acceptable. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing an emergency situation and need police help but can’t speak advice is available at

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
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.
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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