Canon Peter Maguire RIP /

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Canon Peter Maguire’s passing. He died peacefully in his sleep on 29th December 2016 at The Little Sisters. Canon Maguire started his official association with Catholic Care in 1982 when he was appointed Administrator (CEO), following in the very large footsteps of Mgr. John Read More

Celebrating 25 Years /

At the Oscars evening in October we celebrated by awarding those staff who had achieved 25 years. It is when we look at long service that adjectives like dedication, loyalty, commitment and devotion really do start to have a meaning. The people that were awarded on that evening have spent ¼ of a century with Read More

Singalong With Santa /

Residents, staff, family, friends and Trustees of the House of Light at Allerton Park got together this week to start their Christmas celebrations. Good food, company and entertainment from the Singing Santa followed by Christmas karaoke made for a very enjoyable evening. A great time was had by all.

“When a Child is Born” /

Thank you to all who responded to our Christmas Appeal through “When a Child Is Born”. Our stores are now replenished and in the New Year we will be supporting many women, babies and children, many of whom are facing difficult circumstances.

Christmas Annual Appeal in Action /

With many schools closing for the Christmas break on Friday 16th December Craig Beedle, Catholic Care’s Financial Accountant took on a very different role as a van driver. Ably assisted by a young volunteer, he drove around the Diocese collecting all the very kind donations from Schools and Colleges who had responded to the Christmas Read More

Christmas Deliveries /

With Christmas only days away our Christmas deliveries are well underway. Staff at Catholic Care are packing their cars full of toys and presents and taking them to the families we support out in the community across the Diocese for whom Christmas can be a very difficult time for a whole variety of reasons. We Read More

The Casey Review into opportunity and integration /

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published Dame Louise Casey’s review into integration and opportunity in isolated and deprived communities. The review highlights the contribution of faith-based work to society, with Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) and its members being recognised along with two others as examples of faith-based organisations who “undertake social Read More

Home Office Release Asylum Seeker Statistics /

A Home Office statistical release states that in September 2016 just under 38,000 asylum seekers in the UK were receiving support from the Government’s National Asylum Support Service, and were entitled to accommodation and/or financial support of less than £6 per day. Catholic Care are working collaboratively with Parishes and other organisations within the Diocese Read More