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

Announcement: New Director Caritas Diocese of Salford
The trustees of Caritas Diocese of Salford are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick O’Dowd, as its next Director, appointed to succeed Mark Wiggin, who retires after 11 years of service in July. Patrick is a graduate of Manchester University and a post-graduate of the Cass Business School, London. Since February 2020, he has
 TOWARDS AN EVER WIDER “WE” This Refugee Week, Caritas Salford invite you to join us to reflect on the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers.  Faced with an agonising choice, some have risked everything to seek a place of safety and security, a place to build a dignified life, to fulfil their aspirations, where they
Called to Action Stars
A BIG THANK YOU must go to our latest Called to Action Stars who have helped Caritas Services and their local community in recent months. The Chaplaincy Team at St Brendan’s Primary in Bolton challenged each class to raise as much money as they could during Lent and to vote to hold a fun event

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
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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