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

The extent of Homelessness across Salford Diocese
Caritas Salford supports people experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness all year round through services and accommodation in Blackburn, Bolton, Bury and Manchester. Ahead of our annual Big Sleep Out fundraising event next month, we have collated the figures to see the extent of homelessness in each of the local authority areas covered
Caritas launch summer campaign highlighting extent of child poverty in the diocese
228,855 children living in poverty across Salford Diocese* Caritas Diocese of Salford (‘Caritas Salford’) is today calling for urgent action, following new figures which show almost a quarter of a million children in the Diocese living in poverty. The charity, which is launching its Summer Appeal by sharing the shocking extent of child poverty in
Manchester Italian Association’s historic Madonna del Rosario Procession
This year, for the first time, Caritas Salford was honoured to be invited by Manchester Italian Association to take part in their historic Madonna del Rosario procession, which took place on Sunday 3rd July.  Until the pandemic and apart from the First and Second World War years, the procession has taken place annually for 132
Caritas Salford issue advice following severe weather warning
Caritas Salford is urging people to consider the impact of extreme weather on those experiencing particular challenges in our communities. Temperatures are forecast to reach up to 34 degrees for parts of Greater Manchester and Lancashire over the weekend and through to Tuesday.    The Met Office and UK Health Security Agency have issued health warnings,

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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