SVP helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Leeds /

The St Vincent’s Support Centre is helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Leeds. The Centre runs a weekly Immigration & Migration Drop-in on Thursday mornings. Legal advice is provided free by solicitors from the Manuel Bravo project and immigration information given by Julie Linley who is OISC accredited. The service is supported by a team Read More

Always Caring For Others /

Whilst watching television one evening recently, three of the people we support, who live together just outside Keighley, saw an advert for the Macmillan coffee morning. Seeing the good work Macmillan do to support those with cancer they decided they would host their own event. After much discussion the date was set and on Saturday Read More

June retires after 18 years /

It was a sad yet proud day in September when residents, colleagues and friends gathered at the House of Light residential home for adults with a learning disability to wish June Holstead a happy retirement after 18 years of working for Catholic Care. June started her time with the charity in the home at Cross Read More

Holiday in Scarborough /

This year Tom, Jason, David and Paul who live at Bingley went to Scarborough for a week’s holiday supported by 2 members of staff. They stayed in accommodation not far from the centre on the cliff top with beautiful views overlooking both of the bays. They all had a brilliant time and visited many different Read More

YouTube channel goes live /

Catholic Care has today launched its YouTube channel to showcase the short films that were made over the summer. The films will be added to the channel over the next few weeks, so subscribe to the channel now to get notified when the films are added. The first film, entitled ‘Catholic Care – What’s it Read More

Catholic Care’s Schools, Children & Family Wellbeing Service Starts to Deliver ‘Safer Futures’ Education Programme /

From September 2017 Catholic Care’s Schools, Children & Family Wellbeing Service will be delivering the ‘Safer Futures’ Education Programme. The programme will raise awareness of domestic abuse working with schools across the Diocese. The programme has been developed by National Women’s Aid, it is evidence based and well evaluated. There is an age appropriate lesson Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace /

October 10th marked World Mental Health Day and the theme for 2017 is mental health in the workplace, an important area which can often be over looked. Studies have shown that our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our over-all wellbeing, so at Catholic Care we welcome the challenge of including Read More

Caritas Conference 2017 /

On Friday 29 September Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) and Deacon Joe Cortis (Trustee) travelled to London to attend the Caritas Conference 2017 entitled Mission in an Age of Austerity. The first keynote speaker was Paul Hackwood from the Church Urban Fund who spoke passionately about our current model of society which relies on Read More

Dementia Friends! /

As Catholic care continues with its strategic goal for this year of becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation more awareness sessions have been taking place. The Trustees and Staff at Westhaven and Craven House attended Dementia Friends Introduction Sessions in September, led by our Dementia Friends Champion Rachel Beedle, and have all chosen to become Dementia Read More