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.

Light Up A Child’s Christmas /

As part of the Catholic Care 2017 Christmas Appeal we appealed for donations to our Crisis Fund. This crucial fund not only makes a difference at Christmas but throughout the whole of the year. Thank you to all those who generously donated, contributing over £2,500 into the Crisis Fund. The Catholic Care Crisis Fund supports Read More

Christmas Celebrations for Young Carers /

In September 2017 Catholic Care founded a project to support Young Carers across the Diocese. As the first Christmas approached a group of these young people enjoyed each others company and a traditional trip to the panto. On no they didn’t! Oh yes they did and great fun was had by all.

Feeding the Hungry at Christmas /

Statistics show that 130,000 people in the UK go without food on Christmas Day. The pupils and their families at St Pauls Catholic Primary School in Leeds responded to the Catholic Care Christmas Appeal by collecting food and creating beautiful hampers. Catholic Care staff then distributed these gifts to families in need so that they Read More