Yorkshire Day Celebrations /

The “First Tuesdays” group from Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Silsden, part of the Embrace project, held a very jolly Yorkshire themed celebration last week with a Yorkshire produce raffle, dialect based rhymes and poems and a special slideshow. They are very pleased with their outreach to the local community which reflects the caring Read More

“I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!” /

If only Graham Robertson, who’s day job is as a social worker for the School’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service, could have shouted these famous words when, for the first time in his life, he attempted the water slide. Having conquered his fears he then attempted it again and again, not by his own choosing Read More

Making Memories: PHSE Week at Holy Family School 2018 /

The Embrace Project’s ‘Making Memories’ group came full circle this month when we celebrated our 1st year of working together by making a full presentation to over 100 pupils at Holy Family School, Keighley for their PHSE week. It was actually initiated in July 2017 as a dementia friendly project at the same school for Read More

Friday 13th – Success! /

Meeting on Friday 13th July turned out to be a very positive and happy experience for the St Stephen’s Breakfast Club, who normally meet at the Devonshire in Skipton. On that day, however, we had planned a special outing not only to celebrate our 1st year of meeting up together but also the 80th birthday Read More

Thursday & Friday Friends join Deighton Carnival /

Amongst the array of colour and carnival floats, Catholic Care hosted an awareness and fundraising stand at Deighton Carnival. The sun was beating down on revellers at the event. The fundraising bottle stall was for the Thursday/Friday Friends Christmas Party and summer outing. Much planning had been done by volunteers to make the event a Read More


Community Sponsorship for Refugees – Update /

On Thursday 28th June, Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) attended the National Community Sponsorship Co-ordination Group meeting. The news is very encouraging indeed as the swell of enthusiasm for Community Sponsorship increases AND the Catholic Church is the dominant player. There are now 38 Catholic Groups who have formally begun the process to become Read More

What a great holiday! /

From the 15th to the 22nd of June, Paul, George, Robert, (residents at one of Catholic Care’s residential homes for adults who have a learning disability), Chiara (one of the Time for God Volunteers who come each year to live and work in the home) and Steve (Deputy Manager), had a holiday to remember in Read More

Intergenerational Celebration /

The St Williams Lunch & Friendship Group were celebrating again last Tuesday for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul. As we shared a meal together the children from St Williams Primary School came and joined us for the celebration. The singing was fantastic, as was the musical input of Jean Kennedy who played the Read More