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.


Our History

In 2008 Caritas Diocese of Salford was created by Bishop Terence Brain and in April 2010, incorporated the work of CCRS, CWS and Catholic Family Care in order to bring together the work of individual charities created over the past 125 years. In 2011 St Joseph’s Mission to the Deaf, Justice and Peace, and Racial Justice also joined Caritas, widening the remit of the charity’s work.

We have a long history and have demonstrated the ability to adapt to whatever the future brings. In joining Caritas, whether as an employee, a service beneficiary, a volunteer, a funder or as part of a local community project partnership, you are becoming part of our present, our future and ultimately another phase of our rich history!


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