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BBC’s Manctopia inspires charity walk
A Stretford-based property sales director is donning walking boots with a friend and walking 20 miles on Friday 18 September, to fundraise for a homeless charity after watching the BBC property series – Manctopia: Billion Pound Property Boom. Peter Howarth and his friend of 20 years, Pat Burke, are fundraising for Cornerstone, a homeless centre
The Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is an important opportunity to reflect upon our relationship to each other and to the earth that sustains us. There is no doubt that throughout the world global warming and climate change are adding to the poverty of millions of people and we know that if we don’t change our ways
International Day of Charity
The UN has designated 5th September, the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, International Day of Charity. This is an opportunity to raise awareness, and to recognise the value and contribution volunteers and charitable organisations make to the local, national and international relief of poverty. For us here at Caritas Diocese of Salford, ‘charity’
Caritas Diocese of Salford to close Fostering Service
After over 60 years of service to vulnerable children, Caritas Trustees have decided the time has come to close this element of their children and family services. Caritas has applied to Ofsted, the regulating body to close by the end of September 2020. Caritas Diocese of Salford Fostering Service was established in 1956 under Home
Imagining a world without homelessness
On Friday, 10th July we held the Cornerstone Big Sleep In to raise money for our flagship service on Denmark Rd, Manchester. The Cornerstone Big Sleep Out has become a highlight in the Caritas fundraising calendar, where people come together each year to sleep out of doors in solidarity with those who have no choice
Putting Catholic Social Teaching into Action
We were so proud recently of our Community Sponsorship Development Officer Liz Hibberd’s recent article in the Catholic Times on a powerful way of putting Catholic Social Teaching into action and helping our vulnerable brothers and sisters fleeing conflict.
Reimagining CARITAS – Love in Action in a Post-Coronavirus Society
On Wednesday, 29th April John Quinton-Barber, founder and Managing Director of Social Place chaired an online webinar Reimagining CARITAS – Love in Action in a Post-Coronavirus Society, on behalf of Caritas Diocese of Salford. 149 people attended to listen to and ask questions of a panel including Sr Judith Russi, Director of EducareM; Mark Wiggin,
Sent with love: The Project Ensuring No One is Forgotten through Covid-19
As the rest of the world goes online for contact, a befriending service for elderly people in North Manchester – forced to suspend its traditional weekly visits – is overcoming loneliness in a different way by sending greetings cards, making phone calls and offering essential support. Despite the latest challenges caused by Covid-19, the team
Domestic Abuse
As we head towards another sunny weekend we know that people are dealing with the Covid-19 lockdown in different ways. Here at we want you to know that domestic abuse is NOT acceptable. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing an emergency situation and need police help but can’t speak advice is available at
Caritas Webinar
Social Place are hosting a webinar on behalf of Caritas Diocese of Salford, who are the official charity of the diocese, which reaches from Didsbury to Clitheroe. Covid-19 has presented a significant challenge to the Church and all aspects of society. A pandemic of this scale will have unprecedented and unforeseen consequences for us as individuals,
Diocese of Salford Social Action Network (DiSAN) meeting
The voluntary organisations that make up the DiSAN group got together via conference call on 7th April to share how our services are adapting to the new world of social distancing, keeping in touch with staff and beneficiaries through telephone and internet. Sir Peter Fahy, Diocesan and Caritas Trustee, reminded us that once the pandemic
Hope in the Future: Caritas Salford key workers on the frontline of the poor and vulnerable
Delivering our charitable objectives in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world is far from easy, particularly now when we are also dealing with the financial and operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you message from Mark Wiggin
A big thank you to all our Caritas staff during this unprecedented and difficult time.  The dedication shown by our Caritas staff and volunteers across the charity to keep working and come up with solutions, continuing to supporting some of the most vulnerable in our communities, has been truly inspiring. Keep up the good work!
Local Authority Coronavirus Community Hubs
In this unprecedented emergency, Caritas Diocese of Salford have compiled the information below. This represents the Community Response Hubs established by each Local Authority that operates within our diocese. Please note, not all Local Authorities have announced the location their services are based at. This is to encourage people to call in advance and to
Amazon Wishlist – Covid-19 Appeal
We remain critically short of essential food & hygiene supplies. Please consider making a purchase from our Amazon wishlist to help us continue our service to the most vulnerable in our diocese. Deliveries should be sent to: Cornerstone Day Centre 104b Denmark Road Manchester M15 6JS We will then distribute goods from here to our
Covid-19 – Caritas services update
Updated 24.03.2020 In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the government have issued new, strict and unprecedented restrictions on movement.  This is in order to protect citizens from the spread of this disease. People are now required to stay at home except for shopping necessities, daily exercise or medical needs. Gatherings in public of more