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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

Modern Slavery Awareness Day Roadshow
Volunteers from Caritas Diocese of Salford on Saturday 16th October rode the Freedom Bus from Clitheroe to Preston to support the activities of PLASP – the Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership.  An information stall alongside the bus parked outside the Cenotaph in Market Square, which was staffed by volunteers from Hope for Justice, Caritas and Homes
Reducing isolation for older people
Our weekly events continue for older people living north of the city centre in Manchester. Post lockdown, it is even more important to come together to reduce isolation and ill health.  With due care, our in-person activities are beginning again for the More Club.  Pictured – members play a game of bowls at Whitemoss Community Centre.
Preparing to Welcome Little Amal
‘The Walk’ with *Little Amal will reach Manchester, the final destination of an epic 8,000km journey from the Syria-Turkey border, on Wednesday 3rd November.   “It is because the attention of the world is elsewhere right now that it is more important than ever to reignite the conversation about the refugee crisis and to change the
Community Sponsorship Welcome
12th October 2021 Caritas Diocese of Salford is absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of a Syrian family today, re-settled as part of our Community Sponsorship Programme.  This is the first family to arrive since the pandemic. We are so grateful to the amazing group of volunteers from the Parish of St Mary and

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.
St Joseph’s Befriending Service
St Joseph’s Welfare Centre in Collyhurst supports vulnerable, isolated older people living at home in North Manchester
Cornerstone
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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