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Announcement: New Director Caritas Diocese of Salford
The trustees of Caritas Diocese of Salford are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick O’Dowd, as its next Director, appointed to succeed Mark Wiggin, who retires after 11 years of service in July. Patrick is a graduate of Manchester University and a post-graduate of the Cass Business School, London. Since February 2020, he has
REFUGEE WEEK 14-20 JUNE 2021
 TOWARDS AN EVER WIDER “WE” This Refugee Week, Caritas Salford invite you to join us to reflect on the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers.  Faced with an agonising choice, some have risked everything to seek a place of safety and security, a place to build a dignified life, to fulfil their aspirations, where they
Called to Action Stars
A BIG THANK YOU must go to our latest Called to Action Stars who have helped Caritas Services and their local community in recent months. The Chaplaincy Team at St Brendan’s Primary in Bolton challenged each class to raise as much money as they could during Lent and to vote to hold a fun event
Called to Action Star
A BIG THANK YOU must go to our latest Called To Action Stars who have helped Caritas Services and their local community during and since the new year. St Peter’s Primary in Newchurch’s Class One wrote messages and Easter blessings for neighbours near school and posted them through their letter boxes. Violet and her sister
Covid-19 – Continuing our support to those in need
Update 13th April, 2021 Love in Action – Covid-19 Caritas Response – Continuing our support to those in need Caritas Salford provide essential support to those of all ages who are affected by poverty, vulnerability and lack of a home or insecure accommodation across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The presence of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in our
Caritas partnership with Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) – ‘Enhancing the human touch in digital education provision’
During the pandemic our Caritas Refugee Education Service has continued to provide high quality English language tuition and practice to a number of refugees and asylum seekers.  Moving the services online has naturally impacted on our ability to maintain human contact, build social relationships and foster general well-being.  Thanks to the flexibility of our team
Called to Action Stars
A BIG THANK YOU must go to our latest Called To Action Stars who have helped Caritas Services and their local community during and since the new year. Holy Family RC & C of E College in Heywood have organised a food collection annually for many years, preparing and distributing hampers to those who are
Marjorie Dyson RIP
Caritas was sad to learn of the recent death of Marjorie Dyson MBE. Marjorie has been a leading volunteer, serving Catholic Family Care for over fifty years.  Her life has been one of service to her community and to families, especially where children needed that extra help to be turned out smartly for school. Mark
Keep the Lifeline – a call to make the £20 benefit uplift permanent
At the start of the pandemic the Government made an important decision to give an extra £20 a week to those receiving Universal Credit, helping those on the lowest incomes to continue paying their bills and feeding their families during an uncertain time. At the end of March 2021, just as unemployment is expected to
On the Feast Day of St Bakhita let us pray for the victims of human trafficking.
St Bakhita, born in Sudan around 1869, was taken into slavery as a child.  She died in 1947, her body scarred from the dreadful wounds she received from whipping.    The name Bakhita, given to her by her slave master, means ‘lucky one.’  After years of horrific abuse, she did become the ‘lucky one.’  She was
Bishop John’s Pastoral Letter for Caritas Sunday
Salford Diocese · Bishop John speaks about Caritas
Caritas Impact Report 2020
Our mission is to help those across the Diocese of Salford, experiencing poverty, disadvantage and discrimination to transform their lives with dignity.
Christmas with Caritas Diocese Of Salford
Throughout the year and throughout the Covid pandemic all Caritas services have remained open. In particular, front line services to the elderly and homeless, those experiencing isolation and loneliness have continued to serve their communities over the Christmas holiday period and here are a few highlights.
Caritas will continue to help those in need over Christmas!
As an unprecedented year draws to a close, Caritas remains committed to providing for those who are vulnerable, especially throughout the Christmas period. Below is a list of Caritas services that will remain open over the holidays, and their hours. Please note that Cathedral Centre and Caritas House admin staff will be unavailable from Monday,
Cold Feet star in emotional film sharing the stories of Manchester’s homeless
A moving new film narrated by Cold Feet star John Thomson tells the stories of three people who have been helped out of homelessness. Caritas, the official charity of the Diocese of Salford, supports more than 1,500 homeless people every year, helping them to get back on their feet, find a home and regain hope