Mary Simmons Retires /

After nearly 40 years working for Catholic Care on 23rd December Mary Simmons bade a fond farewell to colleagues as she left to start her very well earned retirement. Many of you will know Mary, she has been the heart of the Charity for so long and she will be very sadly missed, not just Read More

Christmas Vouchers for Families /

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it can also put additional financial pressures on families and we knew that this was even more likely to be felt much more strongly this year due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November we tasked our social work team who work in over 60 schools Read More

Christmas Doorstep Visits /

Rachel Beedle, Development Worker for older people’s groups, has been very busy over the last two weeks. Rachel has undertaken 100 visits across the Diocese, visiting group members who have not been able to come together in their groups for some months now. Rachel created gifts for all the group members, hand decorating the gift Read More

Christmas Lunches at the ready! /

Peter Simmons, Catholic Care’s Manager of the Older People’s Community Groups, is pictured putting the final touches to delicious freshly cooked Christmas lunches on Wednesday 9th December prepared and cooked by Peter himself and Michelle Vink, who runs the groups. Turkey, roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and homemade Christmas cake for dessert was on the menu. Read More

Gianna Baby Bank Plus Film Launch /

Friends, colleagues and supporters joined together on Tuesday 8th December to celebrate the launch of the Gianna Baby Bank Plus Film. We wanted to capture the work of the team throughout this Covid pandemic period. Whist many Baby Banks, closed their doors Gianna remained open supporting hundreds of families across the Diocese. Well done Eileen Read More

Christmas Community Market /

The first of Catholic Care’s Christmas Community Markets took place at St Anthony’s Beeston on Friday 11th December. Lauren Oliver’s market stall looked wonderfully festive. What a lovely surprise for families and parishioners. Lauren had boxes of mince pies available, fresh bakery items and fresh fruit and vegetables. Lisa Leonard Head Teacher said ‘It was Read More

International Day of People with Disabilities /

3 December marks the annual celebration of people with disabilities with the 2020 theme of “not all disabilities are visible”. This special day acts as a reminder to us all of the importance of removing barriers for all people living with disability, both visible and invisible. At Catholic Care we have homes for adults with Read More

Catholic Care’s Community Markets /

A huge thank you to our partners who are helping us to deliver six community markets across the Diocese. Our current partners include Neighbourly allowing us access to Aldi and Lidl, FareShare which gives us access to Tesco surplus food and Warburtons bakery donating 100 loafs of fresh bread a week. We also want to Read More