Your vote can have a profound impact

With so many complex social problems currently affecting people locally – and on the horizon too – it can be hard to know how to most effectively participate in the forthcoming general election to help.

Seeing past the soundbites and trying to get to the heart of the issue is important as we all consider how we might vote on 4 July.

However we choose to vote, having our say can have a profound impact.

We’ve put together a range of information and resources on issues facing people in our local area that might help as you start to consider questions for your local candidates or how you might vote in the general election…

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The cost-of-living crisis is hitting our local communities hard with hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty.

Demand for our services is higher than ever as hardworking families and individuals struggle to keep a roof over their head, food on the table, and a warm and safe place to bring up their children.

Can you please help us to support even more people in crisis?

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Our services

How we can help

  • Housing & homelessness

    We aim to ensure people have support to prevent them becoming homeless, that those who do are helped to secure, safe accommodation, and that no-one has to sleep rough.

  • Food

    A huge number of people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire are experiencing food poverty and our services support families and individuals in crisis.

  • Children, young people & families

    Working in schools, supporting families in crisis, being there for young parents and their babies – our work with children, young people and families spans a wide range of services.

  • Crisis support

    Whether it’s individuals who are homeless, families in crisis, refugees or people seeking asylum, or those facing poverty or discrimination, we support them to transform their lives.

  • Education, business & training

    From business mentoring programmes to language and education classes, accessibility advice, to first aid training…we’ve a range of education, business and training services on offer.

  • Refugees & people seeking asylum

    People from a refugee background and those seeking asylum are welcome at all of our services and we also work alongside them in the local community in a wide range of different ways.

  • Accessibility

    It’s important to us that as many people can access our services as possible and we also work with local groups across Greater Manchester and Lancashire to improve accessibility.

  • Formation & animation

    We work with schools, parishes, groups and individuals to form them in the principles and themes of Catholic Social Teaching, enabling and encouraging them to put their faith into action in a practical way.

Our locations

Where we can help

Outline of Greater Manchester and Lancashire locations where Caritas services operate

Our name – Caritas Salford – is reflective of the fact that we’re the domestic social action charity of the Catholic Diocese of Salford.

Our reach though, spans not just Salford, but right across the diocese, taking in most of Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire too.

We’re really proud to be able to work in the heart of communities across our area.

If you’d like to connect with us, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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About us

Take action

  • We believe in positive action.
  • We listen to people and work with them to rebuild their lives for the long-term.
  • We advocate and shout loudly to call for lasting change, including the injustices which lead to people hitting crisis point.

Will you please join us and take action too?

Make a donation, volunteer your time, support people in your local community…there are lots of ways you can get involved.

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Our impact

Did you know…?

  • 620
    square miles…that’s how far our services reach across Greater Manchester and Lancashire
  • 1000
    of people are supported every year by our range of community and outreach services 
  • 260
    amazing volunteers support our work (we couldn’t do what we do without them!)

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