Everyone deserves to live in a safe, healthy and secure environment.
We work alongside people from across Greater Manchester and Lancashire who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage, discrimination and homelessness, helping them to transform their lives with dignity.
- 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
Our vision is for a society where there is justice and equality, and where the voices of people experiencing poverty, disadvantage and/or discrimination are heard, valued and acted upon so that all people can live in peace and dignity.
Our mission is to help people 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 we positively influence the systems, decisions and resources that affect those in need.
Our strategic objectives
- To reduce poverty, disadvantage and discrimination in our diocese to enable people to ‘live life to the full’.
- To increase awareness and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and animate the diocesan community to take practical action.
- To become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, empowering people and advocating for justice and social change.
- To become a sustainable and more visible and effective catalyst for change.
Did you know…?
620square miles…that’s how far our services reach across Greater Manchester and Lancashire
1000of people are supported every year by our range of community and outreach services
260amazing volunteers support our work (we couldn’t do what we do without them!)
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.
Supporting local people since 2008
Caritas Salford, the domestic social action agency of the Catholic Diocese of Salford, was created in 2008 but our history goes back more than a century.
Since our launch we have incorporated the work of Catholic Children’s Rescue Service, Catholic Welfare Societies, St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People, Justice and Peace, Racial Justice and Catholic Family Care to bring together work of individual charities created over a hundred years.
We’re proud of our rich heritage in the area and that we’re able to continue supporting people in communities right across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Good governance is fundamental to the success of any charitable organisation.
It enables and promotes a clear structure that not only ensures compliance with the law and relevant regulations, but most importantly promotes a culture in which everything we do works towards fulfilling our mission.
You can read more about our governance, board of trustees and senior leadership team in our annual report.
Each and every person who works at Caritas plays a role in helping us to work alongside people in the local community experiencing homelessness, isolation, disadvantage, poverty and discrimination.
Whether that’s staff working in our services or those behind the scenes, our team is motivated by a desire to help others transform their lives with dignity.
If you share our passion, have the skills and experience, and want to help us take action to change lives across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, we’d love to hear from you.