Help make child poverty a thing of the past


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More than 333,000 children in Greater Manchester and Lancashire are living in poverty.

In 2024 this shouldn’t still be happening. 

Will you please support our latest campaign and help us bring back a child’s smile?

Donate now

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More than 333,000 children in Greater Manchester and Lancashire are living in poverty.

Demand for our services supporting families experiencing poverty and acute crisis in the area continues to rise significantly and it’s completely unacceptable that this should be the case in 2024.

We are calling for decision makers at a local and national level to respond to this appalling situation right now.

Can you please help too?  Help us take action locally, and if you’re able, please could you make a donation to help bring back a child’s smile this summer?

Make a donation now…

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Why your support matters

Any of us could experience poverty at any time.

We work alongside families from many different communities and backgrounds – hardworking families who despite every effort are still unable to guarantee food for their children and babies each day, a safe place to stay or a warm, comfortable bed to sleep in.

We work alongside these families to help them not just at this time of acute crisis, but also for the longer term as they transform their own lives with dignity.

However you choose to support, whether big or small, it can make a huge difference.  Our latest Impact Report shows just some of the ways we’ve been there for local people recently. 

Read more about the impact of your support now

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How you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can help local families, including:

And please do get in touch if you have any more ideas, we’d love to hear them!

Where your money goes

It costs around £12,000 per day to provide the level of service and support being delivered in Caritas projects across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Which means that everyone who needs it is able to access urgent practical help required, as well as any advice and support that will help them for the long term.

Every single donation matters because it means nobody is turned away or left behind.

These are just some examples of how your donation could be used to provide critical support – right now – or help someone begin to transform their own life with dignity.

Click here now to make a donation…

  • £19.99
    could provide a pair of school shoes for the new term
  • £30.06
    could provide families, children or young people time with a key worker to access vital support
  • £107.50
    could fill the kitchen cupboards with items to feed a family for a week
  • £336.48
    could cover the quarterly energy bill for an average-sized family home

“I would not have got through this without all your help.  Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me and my family.”

Mum accessing our Young Parents’ Accommodation service


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  • Caritas Impact Report

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  • Every Step Camino Challenge Map

  • Every Step Camino Challenge Certificate

  • Every Step Fundraising Pack

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  • Every Step Lancashire Sponsored Walk Information Pack

  • Your guide to becoming a volunteer at Caritas Salford

  • We call for urgent action as child poverty at ‘all time high’

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  • How you can help challenge poverty in your community

  • Free signposting resources for your local community

Every donation helps change a life. You can make a difference now.


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