How we help

Caritas provides a lot of different services in many areas within the Diocese of Salford. We advocate for Social Justice and aid to create an equal society by helping those who are most vulnerable.

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Our impact

Did you know…?

  • 620
    square miles…that’s how far our services reach across Greater Manchester and Lancashire
  • 1000
    of people are supported every year by our range of community and outreach services 
  • 260
    amazing volunteers support our work (we couldn’t do what we do without them!)
  • Housing & homelessness

    We aim to ensure people have support to prevent them becoming homeless, that those who do are helped to secure, safe accommodation, and that no-one has to sleep rough.


  • Food

    A huge number of people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire are experiencing food poverty and our services support families and individuals in crisis.

  • Children, young people & families

    Working in schools, supporting families in crisis, being there for young parents and their babies – our work with children, young people and families spans a wide range of services.

  • Crisis support

    Whether it’s individuals who are homeless, families in crisis, refugees or people seeking asylum, or those facing poverty or discrimination, we support them to transform their lives.

  • Education, business & training

    From business mentoring programmes to language and education classes, accessibility advice, to first aid training…we’ve a range of education, business and training services on offer.

  • Refugees & people seeking asylum

    People from a refugee background and those seeking asylum are welcome at all of our services and we also work alongside them in the local community in a wide range of different ways.

  • Accessibility

    It’s important to us that as many people can access our services as possible and we also work with local groups across Greater Manchester and Lancashire to improve accessibility.

  • Formation & animation

    We work with schools, parishes, groups and individuals to form them in the principles and themes of Catholic Social Teaching, enabling and encouraging them to put their faith into action in a practical way.

Our locations

Where we can help

Outline of Greater Manchester and Lancashire locations where Caritas services operate

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.

Contact us

Who we have helped

Your stories

  • Supporting Amber*

    Amber* was supported by our team after her mum’s recent abusive relationship meant she found it challenging to attend school and was inattentive in class.
  • Supporting Hannah*

    Hannah* was pregnant when she needed to flee an abusive relationship. At risk of homelessness, she arrived at our accommodation for young parents with few belongings and feeling very overwhelmed.
  • Supporting Jo*

    Jo was homeless and sleeping rough at Manchester airport when they came to our Cornerstone centre for support. Unable to claim benefits, work or secure a place to call home, they asked our team to help.

Support your way

  • staff-folding-items-of-clothing-in-white-plastic-bags

    We can only continue to support communities in Greater Manchester and Lancashire thanks to people like you. There are lots of ways you can help.

  • Two men in hi vis yellow jackets with caritas logo one with back to camera and one facing him

    We have more than 260 amazing volunteers.  Will you please join them so we can continue supporting even more local people?

  • Two men in white running vests with caritas logos on front smiling at camera as they run and giving thumbs up to camera

    Take part in an event, join our campaigns, take on a challenge or sponsor a room or activity.  You could even become a sponsor or corporate supporter.  Do it your way…

  • Two people in white Caritas tshirts smiling at camera. They are wearing backpack flags that say Caritas on them.

    Shouting loudly, calling for justice, or taking action with others in your local community…there are lots of ways you can make a difference.

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