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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

Big Sleep-Out attracts growing support
The Fifth Big Sleep Out held on Friday 17th May to raise awareness and much needed funds to support homeless people was hailed as a great success!  A record number of 116 sponsors slept out under the stars in the ground of the Xaverian College, Manchester. During the evening, Bishop John reminded us that ‘our
Thank you, Rochdale Catenians!
We are very grateful to Lawrence O’Donnell, President of the Rochdale Catenian Circle, for choosing Caritas as his President’s Charity for the last 12 months. Kathryn Ansley was delighted to attend their recent Circle dinner on behalf of Caritas and accept a donation cheque from Lawrence for over £3,000. After the presentation of the cheque,
Caritas, Diocese of Salford and Greater Manchester Citizens
  Greater Manchester Citizens met on Monday 1st April at UNISON’s North West HQ by Victoria Station. Caritas representing the Diocese of Salford was represented by parishioners of St. Michael and Bernadette’s, Whitefield and by the Director of Caritas Mark Wiggin. The Diocese of Salford is a founder member of Greater Manchester Citizens and is
Cranfield Trust Partner with Caritas to deliver successful charity conference
“Partnering up with the Cranfield Trust was a first for us,” said Mark Wiggin CEO of Caritas Diocese of Salford, and added, “ the conference was a great success in bringing so many charities together to benefit from the expert inputs on offer.” Over 40 delegates participated from 15 different charities.  The training inputs included:

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.
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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