New senior leaders join Caritas team

The team at Caritas Salford is delighted to welcome two new senior managers.  As part of the ongoing restructuring to meet our new strategy as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to welcome Amanda Croome as the new Head of Homelessness and Craig Savage as new Head of Social Action.
Amanda joins Caritas from her role as CEO of the Booth Centre, Manchester, where she established the Centre as a leader in the field of welcome and support to those experiencing homelessness.  Amanda has substantial experience in leading and developing projects and services in partnership with statutory, voluntary and faith-based organisations.  Under her leadership, the Booth Centre received national recognition for delivering best practice approaches, including in shaping services through co-production.
Craig joins us from his role at Greater Together Manchester, where he was responsible for managing homeless services and in particular their night shelter operation.  Craig has extensive knowledge of working with people seeking asylum, those with differing abilities including families with deafness, and in the area of mental health support.
Among other services, Craig will be responsible for our wider support for refugees and asylum seekers, those experiencing modern slavery, work with older people and St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People. Amanda will be responsible for our approach to homelessness services and managing our day centres and places of accommodation, including Cornerstone and Red Door, Morning Star and the Young Parent accommodation settings in Bolton and Blackburn.
Director of Caritas Salford, Patrick O’Dowd, said, “I am delighted to welcome both Amanda and Craig to the team, where I know that their valuable experience and skills will continue to further enhance the effectiveness of our Caritas projects.”
“As the principal social action agency of our diocese, the appointment of Amanda and Craig, coupled with other changes to improve and enhance the way we work will enable Caritas Salford to further serve the needs of those experiencing poverty and promote charity and justice.”