Catholic Care Summer BBQ /

Friday 5th July 2019 saw a great gathering at St. Chad’s Hall in Headingley, Leeds for the Catholic Care Summer BBQ. Trustees, friends, staff, volunteers and, of course, the people we care for, all gathered in the hall bedecked with bunting and with summer flowers on the tables. It was wonderful to see so many Read More

Thank you to our Volunteers /

During National volunteers week we champion the contribution made by our volunteers, all of whom are essential to the success of our groups, and to thank them for all they undertake within the projects they support. Our volunteers have their own personal reasons as to why they volunteer, whether it is just by being asked Read More

An Amazing Win! /

Caroline, who lives at The House of Light, one of Catholic Care’s homes for people with a learning disability, won the award for the most adventurous person attending community services in Leeds at the Aspire Community Benefit Society Customer Awards 2019. This was for her amazing paragliding whilst on holiday in Bulgaria. The awards ceremony Read More

To the happy couple! /

Last week at St Williams Lunch & Friendship Group we had a very special celebration, now this isn’t a typing error…Raymond & Anne have been married 74 years!!!!!! Yes that’s right 74 years! Their daughter in law Madeline is one of our volunteers at St Williams in Bradford. Even though it is an amazing achievement Read More

Catholic Care Marks National Volunteer Week /

A special thank you to our Bradford Lunchtime Volunteers As the saying goes “if you want anything doing, ask a busy person!”. This quote definitely applies to our volunteers. National Volunteer week happened back in June and it has taken this long (due to the volunteers other commitments) to be able to have a special Read More

Rhyme Challenge Awards /

Catholic Care’s Stay & Play Groups at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Keighley Catholic Centre attended the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge Awards at City Hall on Tuesday 9th July 2019. The groups had a busy Spring Term learning a variety of rhymes – including Five Little Speckled Frogs, Jack in the Box and Twinkle Read More

Running for Young Carers in the Leeds 10k /

On Sunday 7th July 2019 55 runners took part in the Leeds 10k raising money for Catholic Care’s Young Carers Project. Months of training and hard work resulted in all of our runners completing the full route in the summer sunshine. The Young Carers team were also at the starting line offering water, encouragement and Read More

Holidaying in sunny Spain /

John and Donald, two residents at Westhaven (Catholic Care’s Residential Home for adults with a learning disability), boarded a flight on 18th June from a wet Leeds Bradford airport and landed on the warm and sunny island of Fuerteventura. After arriving at the villa in the early evening the first excitement was for John and Read More

Learning Disability Week 2019 /

Learning Disability Week was marked with a difference this year when the ladies from two of Catholic Care’s Supported Living Homes for adults with a learning disability in Bingley and South Craven met up for coffee. Two of the services Registered Managers, Kathy Snell and Deborah O’Brien, gave a talk on the importance of health Read More

Meet Baby Gianna /

At the beginning of July our Gianna Project received some very special news and a first since it was started over 10 years ago. One of our lovely families in Huddersfield said that they felt so blessed at having had the support of the Gianna Project these last few weeks that they are calling their Read More