Who We Are
Caritas Diocese of Salford is the official charity of the diocese, which reaches from Didsbury to Clitheroe. Our vision is that the lives of all people should be free from poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. Our purpose is to help the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our communities to transform their lives and fulfil their potential.
Caritas is made from joining up well-established charities in the Diocese, merging to bring forward the work of each. These include Catholic Children’s Rescue Society, Catholic Welfare Societies, St Joseph’s Mission to the Deaf, Catholic Family Care, Justice and Peace and Racial Justice.
Through membership rather than governance, we are linked to Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) in England and Wales. CSAN is in turn a member of Caritas Europa which is in turn part of Caritas Internationalis a global charity that is constantly campaigning for equality and justice.
What We Do
Our service areas, as seen below, range from professional services commissioned by Local Authorities to volunteer-led community projects which enable communities to get involved in actively helping and shaping their neighbourhoods. Through our services, we aim to provide rapid and effective help to children, families and vulnerable adults live fulfilled and happy lives and to advocate for the rights of those who are not seen or heard
Focusing on the needs of vulnerable children, our Children and Family Services support parents, carers and family members to provide practical and emotional support to help people overcome disadvantage and reach their full potential. They include:
Family Contact Centre
Children’s Residential Home
Young Parent Homes
School Social Work
And our new Family Project
Focusing on the welfare needs of individual adults, families, and the elderly, our Community Services currently offers assistance to the communities of Manchester, Bury, and Bolton.
Elderly Good Neighbour Project
Cornerstone Homeless Day Centre
Community Resource Centres