Take action in your community

Two men in hi vis yellow jackets with caritas logo one with back to camera and one facing him

We need your help

We’re proud to call for a better, more just world where the voices of people positively influence the systems, decisions and resources that affect those most in need.

We want a society where there is justice and equality and where the voices of people experiencing poverty, disadvantage and discrimination are sought, heard, valued and acted upon so that all people can live in peace and dignity.

Can you please help?

two people smiling at camera while carrying red caritas branded backpack banners

Take action in your local community

There are lots of ways you can support our work and help us to make a real change to the lives of people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Access our resources for simple ways you can influence and change lives in your local community, support one of our campaigns or help us by sharing our content on social media or with friends and family.

Whatever you do – and however big or small – all positive action will help towards creating positive change.

man and woman both smiling at phone which they are holding up to take a selfie
Lady in red Caritas Apron smiling holding plate with food out to man whose face can't be seen
two people carrying backpack flags that are red and say Caritas on them
two volunteers in red caritas aprons in kitchen. One stirring metal pan

Our impact

Did you know…?

Your help is important for lots of reasons.
We support people in lots of ways reaching out across more than 620 square miles with our community and outreach services. Just a few of the headlines from last year include:

  • 1000s
    of people accessed our services and receive much-needed support.
  • 7448
    young people were supported with 1-1 sessions with our schools team.
  • 5579
    nights of accommodation were provided in our young parents’ accommodations.
  • 236
    people were supported to move off the streets and out of homelessness into permanent or supported accommodation. 
  • 59kg
    of food was produced on our community allotment, equivalent to 739 meals.
  • 52
    people regularly accessed our St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People service. 
  • 160
    people accessed our education service for refugees and people seeking asylum.
  • 13
    people completed our business training course for aspiring entrepreneurs from a refugee background, with 12 more supported towards the launch of their business. 
  • 160
    people accessed our Community Sponsorship programme where volunteers are supported to help settle families from a refugee background. We can only continue to support people at a time they need it most with your help.

Caritas Big Sleep Out

Will you hold a Big Sleep Out to raise money for our homelessness projects in Manchester, Bury and Blackburn?

Think Differently About ‘Disability’ Session

Deaf Awareness Session

Neurodiversity Awareness Session

The Wider Impact Of Learning Differently Session

Catholic Association for Racial Justice 40th Anniversary Events

Energy Advice Session: Drop-ins with Interpreter

Energy Advice Session: Drop-ins for Deaf Community

Energy Advice Session: Drop-ins for Over 55s

“I can’t tell you how much this means to have support. Things are so hard at the moment and I’m really grateful for everything you do. My boys don’t know where the food comes from, but they know they will be fed.”

Person accessing our services

Explore our free resources

Whether you’re an individual, group, school, parish representative or business, we’ve a range of resources, materials and toolkits to support you as you take action.

Find out more

White mug with caritas logo

Support your way

  • staff folding items of clothing in white plastic bags

    We can only continue to support communities in Greater Manchester and Lancashire thanks to people like you. There are lots of ways you can help.

  • Two men in hi vis yellow jackets with caritas logo one with back to camera and one facing him

    We have more than 260 amazing volunteers.  Will you please join them so we can continue supporting even more local people?

  • Take part in an event, join our campaigns, take on a challenge or sponsor a room or activity. You could even become a sponsor or corporate supporter. Do it your way…

Skip to content