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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
Modern Slavery Awareness Day Roadshow
Volunteers from Caritas Diocese of Salford on Saturday 16th October rode the Freedom Bus from Clitheroe to Preston to support the activities of PLASP – the Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership.  An information stall alongside the bus parked outside the Cenotaph in Market Square, which was staffed by volunteers from Hope at Home and Caritas. The
Reducing isolation for older people
Our weekly events continue for older people living north of the city centre in Manchester. Post lockdown, it is even more important to come together to reduce isolation and ill health.  With due care, our in-person activities are beginning again for the More Club.  Pictured – members play a game of bowls at Whitemoss Community Centre.
Preparing to Welcome Little Amal
‘The Walk’ with *Little Amal will reach Manchester, the final destination of an epic 8,000km journey from the Syria-Turkey border, on Wednesday 3rd November.   “It is because the attention of the world is elsewhere right now that it is more important than ever to reignite the conversation about the refugee crisis and to change the
Community Sponsorship Welcome
12th October 2021 Caritas Diocese of Salford is absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of a Syrian family today, re-settled as part of our Community Sponsorship Programme.  This is the first family to arrive since the pandemic. We are so grateful to the amazing group of volunteers from the Parish of St Mary and
Obituary for Sister Margaret Morgan FMSJ
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER MARGARET MORGAN FMSJ who died at Franciscan Convent, Burnley on Friday 8th October 2021 From 1962, Sister Margaret worked for Catholic Children’s Rescue Society (now Caritas Diocese of Salford), caring for children and their families for the next 48 years.   Margaret Morgan was
Sister Lucy Dunne FMSJ – Retirement from Cornerstone Day Centre
 Sister Lucy Dunne FMSJ – Retirement from Cornerstone Day Centre “There are good people who need us. For some of them this is the only family and connection they have. Just taking the time to listen to people is important.” Sr Lucy Dunne. It is with incredible gratitude that we give thanks for the ministry
Removal of £20-a-week Universal Credit
Today’s removal of the Universal Credit £20-a-week uplift will push 840,000 people into poverty – 290,000 of these are children. Families are telling us that this will mean a decision between paying essential bills and buying food for their family, especially at a time of rising energy prices. Baroness Stroud of @LegatumInst said low-income families
Caritas Bishop’s Fund
Applications can only be accepted from head teachers, parish priests and Caritas team members. The Caritas Bishop’s Fund is currently available for families across our diocese facing challenge or crisis: perhaps due to illness or unemployment, the ending of the Universal Credit £20 uplift or job insecurity and the rising costs of energy and food. 
Camino to COP26
Camino Coat of Hope arrives in Clitheroe Members of faith communities and well wishes including parishioners of Our Lady of the Valley gathered today to meet the Caministas who are walking to COP26. Yesterday, the Caministas – a multi-Faith group of about 35 pilgrims – arrived at St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish Hall. They are travelling