“Pottering around” /

Some of the people we care for and support in Catholic Care’s supported living home for adults with a learning disability in Bingley recently decided to try pottery painting. Supported by staff the groups visited Salt Pots in Saltaire and Haworth Pottery for this new experience. They really enjoyed choosing which piece of pottery they Read More

Asda supports the Gianna Project /

The community champions at the Cemetery Road store in Bradford were delighted to welcome the wonderful team from Catholic Care’s Gianna project into their store on 20th May, to raise awareness of the work they do in supporting new mums during pregnancy and their baby’s first year. The store’s community champion supported their visit talking Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 /

Catholic Care provides a service to schools across the Leeds Diocese, the School’s, Children & Family Wellbeing Service. Death is a fact of life, as they say, yet the death of a loved one can have a devastating impact on our lives, especially those of children and young people. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 /

Being a new Mum can often be a lonely place. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 we asked Mums at Catholic Care Stay & Play Groups if anyone would like to share their stories of their own emotional wellbeing. Please read below Sarah’s story: Stay & Play Groups : A Mum’s Perspective I became Read More

A BIG SMILE DAY! – Trustees on Tour 2nd April 2019 /

Our spring tour involved 3 stops and introduced the Trustees to 3 different and outstandingly successful community based ventures skilfully delivered by Rachel, Eileen, and Michelle. Our Coffee time visit was to Yeadon to SS Peter and Paul’s Dementia Friendly Parish group which meets every week. The Parish hall was a buzz of light-hearted chat Read More

Community Sponsorship Scheme Settle /

The exciting journey of the Refugee ReSETTLEment Group progressed further on the 2nd May with a full day training from Reset UK the lead agency supporting the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme. Community Sponsorship is a practical way for communities to help transform the lives of a vulnerable refugee family who are being resettled to Read More

Catholic Care Trustees Visit Community Projects /

On Tuesday, 2 April 2019 an eager and interested group of Catholic Care Trustees including Bishop Marcus, who is Chair of Trustees, Maureen Fletcher, Sue Rix and Vivienne Birch entered a morning of discovery as they visited a variety of projects run by Catholic Care in the community. First stop was the Friendship Group at Read More

Blessing for the Gianna Project /

On Tuesday 2nd April Catholic Care’s Gianna Project was officially opened at its new Bradford based premises and blessed by Bishop Marcus Stock. Trustees Sue Rix, Maureen Fletcher and Vivienne Birch joined Bishop Marcus, Father Matthew Habron and Director Carol Hill for this very special occasion. The Gianna Project was established in 2011 and since Read More


Catholic Care Launch New Pilot Project /

Catholic Care have a new partnership with the DSP (Designated Specialist Provision) at Holy Family School in Keighley by way of a new pilot project, supporting those children in need, through a new outreach service. The service provides one to one support for children to learn life and social skills. On 10th April, as part Read More

Jexit Day! /

Friday 29th March 2019 marked the end of an era when Janet Flynn retired after nearly 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to Catholic Care. Janet joined the Charity in May of 1992 as a typist in the general office. Her skills soon shone through and she often helped Canon Maguire set out the Read More