Poems of Hope launched at Refugee Week celebration /

On Thursday 20 June members of the Diocesan Refugee Support Group attended the launch of Poems of Hope at St Joseph’s Primary School in Wetherby. The book, published for Refugee Week 2019, contains poems and pictures contributed by children and young people from the Diocesan schools as part of a competition held for Refugee Week Read More

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019 /

……… and though it takes more than a week to raise awareness about learning disabilities this is never the less important as the people it is seeking to help really do need awareness raised about them. They are a group that somehow always seems to be largely forgotten by wider society, except when the latest Read More

Fantastic News for Community Sponsorship /

At the start of World Refugee Week, the Home Secretary has confirmed the UK’s plans for resettlement set to commence in 2020.  Today’s announcement marks the UK’s continued commitment to resettling refugees in need of protection, and the Home Office’s commitment to enable community sponsors to continue welcoming and supporting refugees. A significant development of Read More

A day at the circus workshop /

Everyone joined in. Giving the plates a spin. Juggling with clubs, hats, balls even apples. Down to the floor they all travelled. Waking on blocks – held up with string. Smallest of cycles – knees up to their chin. We hope the brilliant rapid brothers have now recovered. The big top circus day was the Read More

Silver Anniversary for Friday Friends /

“Great oaks from little acorns grow” this was written in one of the congratulations cards sent to the Friday Friends Team and indeed this statement could not be more apt, as what started out in 1994 as a cup of tea and a biscuit with friends has, 25 years later become a strong community group Read More

Take That Live! /

A huge concert arena may be a very daunting place for someone with learning difficulties, but undeterred, our 3 intrepid people from Catholic Care’s supported living home in Keighley did the next best thing – and what a night they had. Take That were playing in Cardiff on Saturday 8th June and so large is Read More

Making Memories in the Sun /

Holidays or time away are so important to us all, a time to rest and re-charge our batteries or to experience something new. For the young people we care for in our children’s home holidays, or even days out, are often something they have never experienced. We hope that when the young people leave our Read More

Our Wish Tree /

Catholic Care’s residential home for adults with a learning disability in Leeds provides an excellent service which is highly regulated by CQC (Care Quality Commission). In its inspection last year the home received an overall rating of Good and was classed as Outstanding in the area of how it responds to the needs of the Read More

We’re all going on a summer holiday! /

Summer has arrived, by date if not by the seasonal weather, and at Catholic Care we are busy supporting the people we care for to enjoy their holidays. On 6th May the three people we care for and support in our supported living home for adults with a learning disability in Skipton set off on Read More

The Good Shepherd Celebration 2019 /

Almost 700 children, young people and staff from schools across the Diocese gathered in St Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds for the Good Shepherd Celebration, presided over by Bishop Marcus, on Friday 24th May 2019. As is tradition the celebration started with the Procession of the Banners before Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) welcomed all present Read More