Mental Health Awareness Week /

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 14th May 2017) and that 1 in 4 of us will live with mental health issues, the Charity’s Management started and ended their biannual meeting with ‘mindfulness’ exercises. Feeling relaxed, alert and open minded, we continued with the business of the day. Mindfulness is the name Read More

Happy Birthday, Mary /

Congratulations Mary on your 60th birthday. Mary Simmons, who has worked for the Charity for 35 years celebrated her special birthday with staff and tenants at Foundry Mill and later with presents and flowers with colleagues and friends at Head Office. Mary, who is Service Manager for the Charity’s mental health and children’s services enjoyed Read More

Dementia Friendly Organisation /

This year we are committed to making Catholic Care a dementia friendly organisation.  Every service is touched by those living with dementia either through direct care or family members.  It is something which will, in one way or another, touch all our lives.  Our aim is to encourage all staff, volunteers and trustees to become Read More

Volunteer Week /

Volunteer week takes place the first week of June every year and it is a time to celebrate our volunteers. Volunteers are worth their weight in gold and are crucial to the success of the organisation. They give their time freely without compensation. At Catholic Care we have volunteers committed to supporting projects throughout the Read More

Good Shepherd Celebration 2017 /

On Friday 19th May 2017 children, teachers and staff came from schools across the diocese to celebrate the Catholic Care annual Good Shepherd Celebration at Saint Anne’s Cathedral Leeds with Bishop Marcus Stock. During the period of Lent staff and children in schools are busy finding fantastic ways of raising money for Catholic Care. This Read More

A witness to God’s gift of age /

Catholic Care are pleased to support the publication and distribution of Growing Old Grace-fully’s new Guide for Parishes on learning from and caring for older people. Growing Old Grace-fully is a small charity focused on supporting Later Life Friendly Parishes in our Diocese. Peter, Rachel, Helen and Sharon from Catholic Care joined people from all Read More

General Election 2017 /

For the UK General Election on 8 June 2017, Caritas Social Action Network and CAFOD have prepared a briefing, to encourage public debate, and to offer examples of questions for prospective parliamentary candidates. To read the briefing, please click here

What Makes Good Community /

On 13th March Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) attended the parish of SS John Fisher and Thomas Moor in Burley-in-Wharfedale to present to Burley & Menston Churches Together as part of their programme of Lent Conversation focusing on what makes good community. Carol spoke about the history of the charity from its humble beginnings Read More