Community Sponsorship in Settle – Update /

Since the family arrived towards the end of August it has been really busy for both them and the volunteers. They have been supported in registering at the GP’s and the opticians, attending the jobcentre, setting up bank accounts and understanding their money, how much they will receive and how bills etc can be paid. Read More

A Huge Welcome to our Syrian Refugees /

The Diocese of Leeds welcomes its first Syrian Refugee family to arrive via Community Sponsorship. Members of the ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship Group set out one August morning to Manchester Airport to meet the family they had been preparing for over the past 12 months. “I don’t know who was more nervous” said Paul Kelly the Read More

Food Bank Runs Out of Food /

We heard earlier this week that Batley Food Bank, despite its best efforts and generous donations from local people and businesses has run out of food due to such a high level of demand. (News Article) Food poverty is a disease of our modern society. At Catholic Care we see this all too often especially Read More

Paul’s Wish Comes True /

Paul lives in Catholic Care’s Residential Home in Leeds and has a learning disability. His big wish was to drive a fast car! So on 24th August Paul and his friends set out for a day to remember. They headed for Elvington racetrack where’s Paul’s wish came true with his high performance car experience in Read More

Catholic Care Summer BBQ /

Friday 5th July 2019 saw a great gathering at St. Chad’s Hall in Headingley, Leeds for the Catholic Care Summer BBQ. Trustees, friends, staff, volunteers and, of course, the people we care for, all gathered in the hall bedecked with bunting and with summer flowers on the tables. It was wonderful to see so many Read More

Thank you to our Volunteers /

During National volunteers week we champion the contribution made by our volunteers, all of whom are essential to the success of our groups, and to thank them for all they undertake within the projects they support. Our volunteers have their own personal reasons as to why they volunteer, whether it is just by being asked Read More

An Amazing Win! /

Caroline, who lives at The House of Light, one of Catholic Care’s homes for people with a learning disability, won the award for the most adventurous person attending community services in Leeds at the Aspire Community Benefit Society Customer Awards 2019. This was for her amazing paragliding whilst on holiday in Bulgaria. The awards ceremony Read More