Holiday Hunger Project /

Catholic Care’s School, Children and Family Wellbeing Service work closely with head teachers and staff in approximately 65 Catholic Schools across West Yorkshire. Many of the families who we support experience hardship and poverty. This is often exacerbated during school holidays when free school meals for children are not available. There are approximately 170 non-school Read More

Knowsley Safari Park /

On an unusually damp day this summer the residents from our residential home for adults with a learning disability in Leeds set out in their mini bus on their annual trip to Knowsley Safari Park. They saw so many amazing animals and a few favourites included lions, tigers, giraffes and buffalos. Then it was off Read More

A New Home for Asylum Seekers /

Thanks to donations and bequests, Catholic Care are very pleased to say that they have purchased a house which will provide a new home for 4 destitute asylum seekers in Leeds. The house is currently having some refurbishment work done on it to enhance its health and safety and to create private living spaces for Read More

Skipton – Gateway to the Dales /

Spurred on by the glorious summer weather the residents from the House of Light residential home boarded their mini bus for a day out in the countryside. The first stop was Skipton where everyone had a lovely walk along the canal and saw lots of houseboats. Refreshment was taken at the Fleece Pub to re-hydrate Read More

The Sky is No Limit /

Two of the lady residents from our residential home for adults with a learning disability in Leeds travelled to Bulgaria for their summer holidays this year. They enjoyed a fun filled holiday at Sunny Beach including lazy days on the beach and by the pool, a traditional Bulgarian evening with local food, dancing, singing and Read More

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