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The extent of Homelessness across Salford Diocese
Caritas Salford supports people experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness all year round through services and accommodation in Blackburn, Bolton, Bury and Manchester. Ahead of our annual Big Sleep Out fundraising event next month, we have collated the figures to see the extent of homelessness in each of the local authority areas covered
Caritas launch summer campaign highlighting extent of child poverty in the diocese
228,855 children living in poverty across Salford Diocese* Caritas Diocese of Salford (‘Caritas Salford’) is today calling for urgent action, following new figures which show almost a quarter of a million children in the Diocese living in poverty. The charity, which is launching its Summer Appeal by sharing the shocking extent of child poverty in
Manchester Italian Association’s historic Madonna del Rosario Procession
This year, for the first time, Caritas Salford was honoured to be invited by Manchester Italian Association to take part in their historic Madonna del Rosario procession, which took place on Sunday 3rd July.  Until the pandemic and apart from the First and Second World War years, the procession has taken place annually for 132
Caritas Salford issue advice following severe weather warning
Caritas Salford is urging people to consider the impact of extreme weather on those experiencing particular challenges in our communities. Temperatures are forecast to reach up to 34 degrees for parts of Greater Manchester and Lancashire over the weekend and through to Tuesday.    The Met Office and UK Health Security Agency have issued health warnings,
Concerns about migration policy in the UK
Bishops’ Conference issue statement on concerns about migration policy in the UK Following their plenary meeting in Cardiff from the 2 – 6 May 2022, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued a statement on the plight of refugees. Highlighting Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person, the Bishops expressed concern that
Deaf Awareness Week 2022
Happy Deaf Awareness Week from Caritas Diocese of Salford! Over 5% of the world’s population experience communication barriers due to differences in hearing. By 2050, the WHO expect this to be 2.5 billion people. Here in the UK, around 12 million people face barriers in day-to-day communication due to a lack of deaf awareness and
Spirit of Manchester Awards
We are thrilled that Amanda Croome has been selected to judge the Spirit of Manchester Awards this year. These awards celebrate the work of thousands of voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises in Manchester.  It’s important to recognise, support and encourage volunteers and local voluntary action, especially as it has such a positive
Caritas Cornerstone re-opens following refurbishment works
We’re delighted that, following extensive works to improve our facilities including new shower rooms (included a dedicated room for those needing mobility assistance), a welcoming reception and café space, Cornerstone Day Centre on Denmark Road, Manchester has re-opened from Monday 14th February with a new service timetable. Each weekday, Monday – Friday, there will be
Diocese Takes Important Step Towards Tackling Modern Slavery
On February 8th each year, Pope Francis calls an International Day of Prayer for Awareness Against Human Trafficking.  This day is recognised on the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, a patron for all victims of trafficking. To mark this year, the Diocese of Salford is pleased to share its first diocesan Modern Slavery Statement.  It
Cornerstone Operations Manager
After two and a half years as our Cornerstone Operations Manager, Lorraine Cumbo will be moving from her current role at Cornerstone over the next few weeks to our Caritas Lalley Centre project in North Manchester.  Lorraine, who has worked in community development and social work in North Manchester for several years, has previous experience
40 years of service to the Deaf Community
Caritas Diocese of Salford is thrilled to see the work of Sister Maria McCready recognised as part of the celebrations for the 40-year anniversary since CACDP’s first register of sign language interpreters. Her 40 years of service to the Deaf Community includes her qualifications as a Registered BSL/English Interpreter and a Social Worker. These skills
Christmas Opening Hours
As we journey towards Christmas and the end of another challenging year for those experiencing poverty, isolation or crisis, Caritas Salford remains committed to providing for anyone in need throughout the Christmas period. Click here for a list of Caritas services open during the Christmas holidays and their opening hours. Please note that our administration
Bury – Christmas Day Dinner
We will be offering a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day from 1pm until 3pm to those in need. Delivery service, takeaway and a drop-in cafe available. Bury Parish Church Hall # The Rock (behind the church), Bury To order a meal for someone, please telephone 07855 306 074. To pay for someone’s meal, please
Living Wage Week
Celebrating the end of #LivingWageWeek on Saturday 20th November 2021, at Manchester Cathedral, faith and voluntary sector leaders and the Mayor, Andy Burnham, gathered at an event organised by Greater Manchester Citizens. Bishop John said: “As a Christian, I must surely return to the words of Jesus himself to renew and give direction and challenge
Appeal for Volunteers!
Following a significant volume of donations over recent weeks, we are in urgent need of short-term volunteers to assist our committed team in organising and sorting items at our centre in Eccles. Can you help out for half a day or more? Time slots are mornings 9.30am til 12.30pm and afternoons 1.30pm til 4.30pm and
Caritas Advent Appeal 2021 – You are #Loved
  “Love is the greatest power because it pulls down the walls of selfishness.” Pope Francis Caritas Salford’s Advent Appeal this year is a reminder that we are created in God’s image and loved by Him.  Today, our work with children and families is at the heart of our Love in Action as much as it