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, 21st December until 4th January.

Bolton Young Parents 24/7 Residential Service


Bury Outreach Operating throughout the Christmas period as normal Food parcels, Christmas gifts, Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day (delivered to homes or takeaway service 1 – 3PM from Bury Parish Church Hall, the Rock, Bury)

104b Denmark Road Manchester
M15 6JS

0161 232 8888


21st – 24th & 28th – 30th December 10.30AM – 4PM

25th December 10AM – 11.30AM & 12 noon – 2PM

Packed takeaway lunches inc. hot soup option, showers by apt, 1-2-1 support by apt, clothing/essential supplies.

Hot takeaway meal.

Door Steps


14th & 17th December 10AM – 1PM

21st& 28th December 11.30AM – 2PM

Normal Service

Hot food, takeaway packed lunch and food parcels

Maryvale 24/7 Residential Service


Morning Star Hostel

104 Denmark Road Manchester
M15 6JS

0161 868 0606


24/7 Residential Service
Red Door
St Joseph’s Presbytery
Peter Street
BL9 6AB0161 272 0771
14th & 17th December 10AM – 1PM

21st& 28th December 11.30AM – 2PM

Normal Service

Hot food, takeaway packed lunch and food parcels

St Joseph’s Welfare Befriending


Christmas Day Only. Christmas Dinner will be provided by a third party to clients whilst this service is shut and we will keep in touch with some clients via the phone


What can you do to help?

We continue to be very limited in our food supplies for the homeless and those in need. In particular, we continue to need:

  • Cereals
  • Tinned Soups and Stew
  • Pasta, rice and pasta sauce.
  • Tinned meat or fish, beans and frozen vegetables and fruit.
  • Long life milk or natural fruit juices.
  • Liquid hand soaps, sanitisers and personal hygiene products.

If you can assist by donating any items from the list, please contact one our local centres (details above). The staff and volunteers would be very pleased to receive any donations and will arrange distribution to the places most in need. You can also order from our Amazon Wishlist here.

Alternatively, you may be in a position to make a financial donation to help support our work across the diocese.  These financial donations help provide the personalised service to help those most in need.  Donations can be made online via

Any support you can give is very gratefully received. No donation is too small!  Thank you!

We are grateful for the strength, determination and resilience of our excellent staff and volunteers in taking precautions and for how they are continuing to support people in need.

Additional support, advice and assistance:

Local authorities – Your local council has a statutory responsibility to provide assistance to those experiencing difficulties with housing or accommodation.  To find your local authority visit:

GM poverty Action

Links to Local Authority Info/Contact Pages for Emergency Housing/Homelessness

Greater Manchester:

Manchester City council


Blackburn with Darwen unitary
Ribble Valley
South Ribble