Yorkshire Day Celebration in Silsden /

Catholic Care is a member of the national Embrace Project which supports parishes to engage with the older members in their communities to address loneliness and social isolation. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Silsden is the first parish to have started an Embrace group and, on the 1st August, the first Tuesday Friendship Group celebrated Read More

A close ‘knit’ parish /

Following an appeal, delivered by a representative of Catholic Care, St Joseph’s parish in Brighouse began to think of ways they could get involved and support the charity. We are so very grateful for the many people who have made donations of time, toys, clothes and money which has enabled Catholic Care to support a Read More

Happy Birthday Helen /

A few weeks ago Helen Brand celebrated “one of those birthdays” where in her own words she became “more mature”. The occasion was marked at Head Office on Monday 12th June at morning coffee when Helen was presented with a gift and a delicious birthday cake. Helen started working for Catholic Care when she was Read More

Fish & Chips Calypso Evening /

It was a period of calm in what otherwise had been a stormy week and the sun shone brightly on Friday evening, 9th June, as the people we provide a service to, staff, family, Trustees and friends gathered in our garden at Headingley to enjoy a fish and chip supper. This year came with a Read More

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