Thank you Asda Customers in Huddersfield /

On 28th February 2019, there was good news all round for our Thursday and Friday Friends Older people’s Community Groups in Huddersfield. We applied for funding via the green token system at Asda and received a fabulous £200!!! Ann Hodkins, our Community Champion from Asda who helps at our group every Thursday, came along to Read More

Dignity Action Day 1st Feb 2019 /

Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. Before the Dignity in Care campaign launched, numerous focus groups took place around the country to find out what Read More

Bishop calls on MPs to end indefinite detention /

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster, has called for MPs to support a 28-day time limit on immigration detention, saying that detaining people indefinitely “does not reflect the justice due to every person that we as a nation pride ourselves on upholding”. In a letter Bishop Paul highlighted his experiences of Read More

Catholic Care Launches New Lunch Group /

Last Wednesday (13th February) was the launch of St John & St Winefrides’s lunch Group! It was great to see some new faces as well as the regular attendees from the Friendship Group that has been at St Winefrides Church Hall over the last 12 months. As it was close to Valentines Day we gave Read More

Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship /

On Tuesday 12 February 2019, Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) visited the Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship group in Settle. The group has worked very hard since they formed last summer on the different areas required by the scheme. These include: Fundraising – a group member, Chris Beesley, ran across the 3 Peaks on his Read More

Community Sponsorship Update / Sponsorship is where a community, may be a parish community or a local community, come together and welcome and support a Syrian refugee family. Community Sponsorship is now an increasing force across the country with over 150 groups in various stages of formation and many having welcomed their family. In the Diocese of Leeds Read More

Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship Group /

Last June seems a distant memory when a packed church hall in Settle heard Sean Ryan, the National Caritas Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator, speak about the success of the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme for Syrian refugees. He explained how well the scheme can work in a rural setting and dispelled the belief that Syrians, who Read More

Catholic Care Christmas Cracker Project /

Catholic Care launched its Christmas Cracker Project in December 2018 as a way of supporting the most disadvantaged families across the Diocese who would have struggled with providing food for their families over the Christmas period. More than 2,300 families in the Leeds area alone will have relied on the city’s foodbanks to feed them Read More