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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
Covid-19 Public Worship
…one of them put a further question: “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these
Covid-19 – Continuing our support to those in need
Updated 17th March, 2020 Caritas Salford provide essential support to those of all ages who are vulnerable across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Our services become more vital at a time when communicable diseases such as Covid-19 (coronavirus) can spread quickly. The vulnerable people we support, especially the elderly and those who are homeless or rough
The Environment, the Journey to 2030 and the Year of the Cockerel
On Friday 30th January at the Cathedral Centre, Edward de Quay from the Environmental Advisory Group to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England &Wales, shared the work he is currently doing to engage dioceses and parishes in what Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si, has called ‘an ecological conversion’, which needs to happen now
Caritas joins the call to help refugee families reunite with their children
The CATHOLIC Church recently challenged the government over its decision to vote down an amendment to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill that would have helped refugee children reunite with families in Britain. The amendment was rejected in the House of Commons by 342 votes to 254. The vote now denies thousands of children fleeing conflict