Living their life, fulfilling their dreams /

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organise and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of Read More

Will the mice behave? /

Making Memories is an intergenerational project which has started through the Embrace project in the parish of St Anne’s in Keighley. This week the older people took a trip down Memory Lane when they were invited by the young people to Holy Family School. Coffee was served in the canteen followed by a fun IT Read More

Catholic Care Awarded Grant from Plater Trust /

On Thursday 22nd February Carol Hill, Janet Kent and Beki Edwards, a social worker from the School’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service caught the train to London to receive a grant awarded by the Plater Trust for the “Safer Futures” project. At Catholic Care we want to break the destructive cycle of domestic abuse and Read More

Children and Young People’s Mental Health /

The emotional wellbeing of children and young people is a growing area of both concern and action. There has been, over the last few years, a recorded increase in the numbers of children and young people who have been affected by a mental health issue. Issues might include depression, anxiety and self-harm. There are many Read More

Mad Hatters /

Its been so cold out recently that at The Devonshire breakfast club, set up as part of the Embrace Project, we all decided to keep our hats on and sit in front of the fire to get warm! Nevertheless, we have had a few good meetings this winter with a visit from the development worker Read More

Mgr. John Murphy RIP /

It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that Mgr. John Murphy passed away on Monday 29th January 2018. Mgr. Murphy had a long association with Catholic Care. This started in 1949, just after WW2 when he was appointed curate to St Francis in Holbeck, Leeds, where the Parish Priest was Read More

Making Memories in Keighley /

‘Making Memories’ is a reminiscence documentary-making project being produced by Helen Brand and Michelle Vink with technical and creative help from students at Leeds Film School. The short film will illustrate the journey of friendship-building between older parishioners from both Keighley parishes and younger pupils from Holy Family School, Keighley over a 6 month period. Read More

Young Carers Awareness Day 2018 /

25th January marked the Young Carers Awareness Day for 2018. Catholic Care launched its Young Carers Project in September 2017. Since then we are supporting young people in 4 high schools across the Diocese with plans to include more schools.